Posted: Jan 28, 2010 8:28 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Jan 28, 2010 8:28 AM
Pueblo County authorities say a 22-year-old woman worked out a plan with her boyfriend to get narcotics into jail Wednesday through a courtroom exchange at her own sentencing hearing. Officials learned of the plot because the woman in jail, Felisha Trujillo, and her boyfriend talked about the plot on a monitored phone line.
Phil Martinez, 26, allegedly dropped a bag of narcotics in the jury box before Trujillo's hearing, when the courtroom was empty.
The alleged drug drop happened minutes after elementary school students had finished a mock trial in the same courtroom.
Detectives were watching, and Martinez was arrested. Both Martinez and Trujillo face drug and contraband charges.