(Another visitor caught smuggling narcotics into prison)…The latest incident involved a 25-year-old Mission Viejo woman.
She had gone to the Calipatria State Prison to visit Eric Gomez, convicted of attempted murder. Prison officials say Sonia Gutierrez appeared nervous during her visit. Staff questioned the woman, asking her if she had any contraband. She admitted she did and allowed staff to search her. A bindle of 40 grams of hashish was discovered. Officials say the bindle had a prison value of $10,000. Staff says evidence connected Gomez to the crime, and he was placed in the prison’s administrative segregation unit. The woman was arrested and booked into County Jail.