Jury box drug plot foiled in Pueblo
PUEBLO, Colo. – It was a dumb way to try to sneak drugs into prison.
Pueblo County authorities say a 22-year-old woman worked out a plan with her boyfriend to get narcotics into jail Wednesday through a courtroom exchange at her own sentencing hearing. Officials learned of the plot because the woman in jail, Felisha Trujillo, and her boyfriend talked about the plot on a monitored phone line.
Twenty-six-year-old Phil Martinez allegedly dropped a bag of narcotics in the jury box before Trujillo’s hearing, when the courtroom was empty. The alleged drug drop happened minutes after elementary school students had finished a mock trial in the same courtroom.
Detectives were watching, and Martinez was arrested. Both Martinez and Trujillo face drug and contraband charges.
Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com
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