Man winds up in court, attempting to make an uncomfortable delivery of meth to inmates
YAKIMA, Wash.- A man was in court Thursday after prosecutors say they believe he organized his own arrest to deliver over 42 grams of meth to other inmates, smuggling it in a place he thought surely wouldn't be checked.
However, it was a bit more painful than he had expected.
Joaquin Joshua Gamboa Jr. is facing charges for possession of meth with intent to deliver after a corrections officer overheard his mention to his cellmate shortly after he was booked that he had a "package" and that it hurt.
Seeming odd, each inmate was placed in a separate holding cell and a search was done where a Styrofoam cup was found next to a toilet with three separate quantities of meth wrapped in latex and covered in feces.
Bail was set at $40,000.
Police say the level of fentanyl in the substance was determined to have lethal levels so it was left unopened and sent to the Washington State Crime Lab.