A Fayetteville woman visiting an inmate at Sampson Correctional Institution over the weekend has found herself in trouble with law enforcement after reportedly being caught taking illegal substances into the facility.
Sandra Gail Armendariz, 57, of 6580 Lexi Lane, Apt. 204, was taken into custody Saturday morning and charged with possession of a controlled substance on prison/jail premises and one count of trafficking in opium or heroin, both felonies.
According to Donald Edwards, assistant Clinton Police chief, officers received a tip that someone might be bringing drugs to the local prison unit.
Edwards said Police Sgt. E. Carter was contacted and went to Sampson Correctional to assist Department of Correction officers in the investigation.
Confiscated at the time of Armendariz arrest was 18 dosage units of Oxycodone, 10 dosage units of Percocet and 28 dosage units of an undefined Schedule II controlled substance.
Armendariz was arrested and taken to the Sampson County Detention Center where she was placed under a $25,000 bond. She is scheduled to make her first appearance in District Court on May 9.