Deputies tested the letter and discovered it had been soaked in liquid methamphetamine. The letter was then seized as evidence. (Photo Courtesy of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department)

Misty S. Vantine, 45, was arrested Friday in a parking area at George Bailey Detention Facility in Otay Mesa. according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies staffing a jail mail-processing facility on Aug. 23 noticed that a letter intended for an inmate appeared to have been drenched in some type of liquid and dried, Sgt. Aaron Brooke said. Running a chemical test on the piece of correspondence, they discovered that it had been infused with liquid methamphetamine.

Investigators ultimately determined that Vantine allegedly had sent the drug-spiked letter, Brooke said.

Vantine was booked into Las Colinas women’s jail in Santee on suspicion of sending an illicit drug to a jail facility, trying to sell a controlled substance to an inmate, and criminal conspiracy.

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