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.
Corrections officer arrested on suspicion of smuggling meth into South Bay jail
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.
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Alejandro Serrano is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @serrano_alej