Woman arrested for trying to smuggle cocaine into Fresno County Jail
FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) —
A 32-year-old woman is now behind bars after deputies say she tried to smuggle cocaine into jail.
It happened Wednesday at the Fresno County Jail.
According to the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, correctional officers received a package that was to be delivered to inmate Richard Langdon. The 37-year-old has been in jail since November for drug possession and identity theft charges.
As part of routine security measures, officers inspected the contents of the package and found 12 small plastic baggies filled with cocaine, which were hidden in the packaging.
Officers then determined 32-year-old Ashley Farmer was the person who dropped off the package intended for Langdon, who is her boyfriend.
Deputies then contacted Farmer at a house in the 2400 block of Dennis Avenue in Clovis. Deputies say Farmer shares a house with Langdon, who is on probation. As part of Langdon's probation condition, officers were able to search the house and found a small amount of meth. Farmer was then arrested.
Farmer and Langdon have three children together, but the children are in custody of Farmer's mother.
Farmer faces charges of smuggling narcotics into jail, possession of narcotics for sale and committing a crime while out on bail. Farmer was arrested earlier in December on drug related charges and she bailed out of jail.
Anyone with additional information about Ashley Farmer or Richard Langdon is asked to call the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 600-3111.