CALIPATRIA, Calif. – Officials at Calipatria State Prison said a Los Angeles woman was arrested Wednesday after allegedly trying to smuggle marijuana into the state prison.
The Investigative Services K9 Unit was alerted to the presence of drugs as Rodnell Moorer, convicted of Robbery in the 2nd degree, was being processed out of Family Visiting. That’s where he had spent two days visiting with his wife, 35-year-old Tywalia Bias. Family Visiting is an opportunity given to some inmates, to have a two day visit with approved family members. The visit is held within the prison.
ISU searched and discovered Moorer had one bindle with a weight of 66 grams of suspected Marijuana, which has an estimated prison value of $16,500.
The evidence collected linked Moorer and Bias to the crime. Moorer was moved to the Administration Segregation Unit. Bias was booked into the Imperial County Jail and is facing felony charges. If convicted Bias could face three to five years in prison.