Two People Accused of Trying to Smuggle Drugs Into Hobbs Jail

Two People Accused of Trying to Smuggle Drugs Into Hobbs Jail

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOBBS, N.M. - Two people in Hobbs are accused of trying to smuggle drugs into a jail.

According to the report, 37-year-old Sherrie Mata and 22-year-old Kassandra Gonzales were visiting an inmate at the Lea County Correctional Facility.

Authorities got word that drugs may be delivered to the jail by these two.

They were able to catch them just in time.

The report says the two had more than 500 suboxone strips, which are used to help wean addicts off opioids such as heroin, Vicodin, OxyContin and Hydrocodone.

They also found high-grade marijuana wax.

The street value of the drugs was valued at $111,000.