Jury box drug plot foiled in Pueblo | VailDaily.com

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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