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Central Coast Woman Accused Of Trying To Smuggle Drugs To Murder Suspect In Santa Barbara County Jail

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 1:38pm


A Central Coast woman has been arrested, after Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies say she tried to use a methamphetamine laced postcard to smuggle drugs to her boyfriend in the county jail.

Investigators say Banesa Gutierrez sent the postcard to Anthoy Solis, who is behind bars in on a murder charge.  The 29 year old man is one of the suspects in a high profile case murder case, the torture, and murder of Anthony Ibarra.

Detectives say after the postcard was detected in incoming mail, and tested, they obtained a search warrant for the 25 year old Santa Maria woman’s home.  When they served the warrant, they say they found methamphetamine and marijuana, and that it was easily accessible to Gutierrez’s three, and five year old daughters.  The woman was arrested on a half dozen charges, including trying to smuggle drugs into the jail, and child endangerment.

The children were taken into protective custody, and then turned over to other family members.

Solis is now facing the additional charges of conspiracy, and drug smuggling.


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