Portales woman charged with bringing contraband to jail

Freedom New Mexico

A 27-year-old Portales woman was arrested earlier this month on charges of bringing tobacco, pills and marijuana into Roosevelt County Detention Center.

Stephanie Warren is charged with bringing contraband into a jail, a fourth-degree felony.

According to Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office reports:

• About 11:20 a.m. July 2, a deputy went to the detention center in reference to a report of contraband.

• A corrections officer told the deputy she had learned two women in a day room might be smoking something. When she checked, she saw Warren and another woman sitting on a blanket with a bag and items beside them.

• The corrections officer said Warren tried to hide the items under the blanket.

• Officers recovered 66 pills of the anti-anxiety drug Alprazolam, 18 grams of tobacco, 3 grams of marijuana and two rolled-up cigarettes with rolling papers.

• Warren at first said she wouldn’t talk to the deputy without a lawyer, but then said she didn’t have the items and didn’t know who they belonged to. She said the corrections officer lied about her trying to hide the contraband.

• The deputy told her she would be charged with having the items because they were in her immediate area.

• As of Saturday evening, Warren remained incarcerated.