Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputy arrested for smuggling meth.

That is, smuggling meth into jail. To supply prisoners.

Meet Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputy Mayra Rios, a correctional officer at the Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas, California. She’s not just one of California’s Finest. She’s a drug smuggler, too.

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputy Mayra Rios, shown in her new uniform. As if being a cop isn’t criminal enough these days, she decided to be a meth dealer, too. Tough lookin’ li’l hombre, ain’t she? Photo: San Francisco Chronicle, July 8, 2020

Corrections officer arrested on suspicion of smuggling meth into South Bay jail

Alejandro Serrano

July 8, 2020

Updated: July 8, 2020 8:51 a.m.

Mayra Rios, 35, of Antioch, is accused of smuggling drugs into Elmwood Correctional Facility on behalf of inmates.

Mayra Rios, 35, of Antioch, is accused of smuggling drugs into Elmwood Correctional Facility on behalf of inmates.Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office

An Antioch woman who worked as a correctional officer in Milpitas was arrested on suspicion of smuggling drugs into jail on behalf of inmates, authorities said.

Mayra Rios, 35, was arrested following an investigation that started in April when authorities “received information” that a correctional deputy was smuggling methamphetamine into the Elmwood Correctional Facility, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

Rios was being held at the main county jail in San Jose on $1 million bail, authorities said.

Check back for updates.

Alejandro Serrano is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: alejandro.serrano@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @serrano_alej

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