CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- A 25-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Thursday for felony possession of drugs after she allegedly attempted to smuggle a balloon with heroin inside to give to an inmate. The inmate faces a felony charge of conspiracy.
According to the arrest report, the woman accused of smuggling, Angela Moen (pictured on the right), was booked into jail on a warrant and had made arrangements prior to being jailed to bring in the heroin to share with the inmate, Karina Decender (pictured on the left), 23, according to the Carson City Sheriff's Office arrest report.
Information about the drug transaction was obtained by Carson City Jail staff via telephone conversations between inmate Decender and her boyfriend, the arrest report states. The telephone information learned was that Moen was "to bring in illegal narcotics for herself and Decender due to knowing she was going to be arrested for a positive drug test."
When Moen arrived at booking, she was read her Miranda rights. The female arresting deputy advised that the Carson City Sheriff's Office had information that she was possibly smuggling illegal narcotics into the jail and that a strip search would be conducted to prevent narcotics from being introduced into the jail facility, the arrest report states.
Moen told the deputy she was concealing a balloon of heroin "inside" her -- in reference to her vagina or rectum. The deputy asked Moen if she was asked to bring the drugs into the jail for anyone; Moen replied that she was asked by Decender's boyfriend to bring the drugs in for Decender.
Two female deputies completed a strip search of Moen. During the search, a small white balloon with heroin was removed from her rectum, the arrest report states. The woman filled out a statement advising that she purposely brought in the narcotics.
Moen was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and bail as set at $2,500. Inmate Decender faces a felony charge of conspiracy and bail is also set at $2,500.