Woman tries to smuggle heroin into federal prison

Woman tries to smuggle heroin into federal prison
Traci Dee Martinez

During an investigation this morning around 8:40 a.m., Jefferson County Sheriff's Office narcotics officers received information that a female was going to deliver narcotics into the federal correctional complex on Knauth Road, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

Narcotics Investigators located the suspect vehicle in the parking lot of the prison.

Two females exited the vehicle and entered into the visitor’s area of the prison. They were questioned and one of the females admitted that she had secreted balloons containing black tar heroin and two strips of suboxone (used to treat opiate addiction) inside her body.

A thorough search was conducted of the female. Female corrections officers located 3 grams of Heroin and Suboxone stored in balloons. The other woman checked out and was released.

The woman, Traci Dee Martinez, 32, from San Antonio, was arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Jail on the charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of contraband inside a correctional facility. The vehicle was searched with the assistance of Nederland PD K-9. The vehicle was then released to the other woman.

- Jefferson County Sheriff's Office