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Woman accused of using child to sneak-in drugs to prison

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - A woman is behind bars, accused of using her son to bring in drugs into the Department of Corrections.

In the past four weeks there's been about six attempts to sneak drugs into the prison.

"They will try to make its way in to our facility," according to agency spokesman Jeff Limo. He says a woman tried to just that, but was caught as she tried to enter the Mangilao compound.

"A 25-year-old female named Jennalynn Miya Evangelista was coming to visit her common law husband .34 and it was determined at the visitors check point that she violated some of our rules and regulations coming in to our facility. Not only that she also committed a felony crime," he said.

According to Limo, officers noticed Evangelista - who was with her three children- was acting suspicious prompting a pat down search. "It was determined that one of the kids was holding narcotics in their pampers," he said.

Hidden in her 4-year-old son's diaper was crystal meth and cash tightly rolled up.  For Limo who has seen the many creative ways people have tried to sneak in drugs into doc this was sad.

"Its disheartening when families try to mule their kids to this kind of environment that's not necessary especially for the inmates and detainees to mule their family to get involved in a place where this is supposed to be something to help you get ready back to society to help you tend to forget where you're at," he said.

Evangelista joins her common-law husband being detained at doc.  In the meantime Limo recognizes the hard work of his colleagues, saying, "They're not being complacent about what they do down there the director stresses very much that every day to the officers and line officers that when we start to be alert at all times especially when dealing with visitors or dealing with people known to come into the department to conduct business that one we conduct ourselves professionally and at the same time to see any signs to indicate that they might be a carrier of contraband  into our facility."

As for Evangelista's common-law husband he has since been moved to the Special Housing Unit pending the outcome of the investigation.
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