CALIPATRIA, Calif. – Four women visiting Calipatria State Prison were arrested in three separate incidents throughout Saturday.
Prison officials say the first incident happened after they noticed Tamarrah Jeanniece James looked nervous as she refused to make eye contact.
The 30-year-old continued to get more nervous as officers questioned her. Officers say the Victorville resident consented to a search of her person and car where they found 0.97 grams of cocaine. Officers say they weren’t able to link the evidence to any inmate.
The second arrest was made after officers noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming for a visitors car. Los Angeles resident, Tenaja Armine Martin, 22, consented to a search of her person and car where officers found pot.
Officers say the marijuana was inside a blue plastic container weighing 19.51 grams and one hand-rolled joint.
The third and last arrests were made when Leticia Santana, 25, and Maribel Alcala-Santiago, 24, came to the prison as visitors.
The two Los Angeles residents drove into prison grounds where officers found 9.7 grams of marijuana in their car. The pot was inside a clear plastic container.
Officers say the drugs had a combined estimated prison value of about $8,000.
All four women were booked into the Imperial County Jail, if convicted they could be sentenced to three to five year in prison.