Suspect pleads guilty to charges of smuggling drugs into jail

By SDCN Editor

San Diego, CA–A man pleaded guilty to charges of smuggling illegal drugs into a San Diego County jail, authorities said. 

On June 20, Israel Calvillo, 27 was arrested for violating the conditions of his post-release community supervision and booked into custody at the Vista Detention Facility. During the booking process, Calvillo was transported to the hospital for suspicion of smuggling drugs into jail.

The Sheriff’s Detention Investigations Unit began a criminal investigation on the incident While at the hospital, detectives were able to recover six bindles of drugs that were found inside of Calvillo.

The case was forwarded to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office for review and prosecution. 

Calvillo ended up pleading guilty to possessing a controlled substance inside of a jail. He was sentenced to four years in prison.

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