The two were found with various drugs like fentanyl and heroin, marijuana and cell phones.

BONIFAY — A joint effort between the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office and the Inspector General’s Office of Holmes Correctional Institution led to the interception of a suspected heroin/fentanyl substance blend, four cell phones, and more than 3 ounces of marijuana, all intended for distribution within the Holmes CI facility, lawmen say.

A senior inspector contacted the Sheriff’s Office and told them she had received information that two women were en route to the facility with the contraband and intended to smuggle it inside during visitation.

A K-9 deputy with the Sheriff’s Office went to the jail on Saturday and was able to positively identify the suspect vehicle while the suspects, 37-year-old Debra A. Sanchez of Bradenton and 44-year-old Julie A. Osuna of Palmetto, were in the visitation waiting area.

The dog, named Highway, positively alerted to the presence of narcotics during a free air sniff of the vehicle.

The senior inspector retrieved Sanchez and Osuna from the waiting area and told them about the K-9’s alert, and a subsequent search of the vehicle was performed. The search resulted in the discovery of four miniature cell phones, approximately 40 grams of marijuana, various paraphernalia used for packaging and concealing contraband, and four small baggies containing what Sanchez said was a Fentanyl/heroin mixture.

Both subjects were escorted into the facility, where a search of each suspect was performed by staff members.

Sanchez was found to be concealing approximately 58.6 grams of an unknown substance, and about 29 grams of marijuana was removed from Osuna. It was revealed that Osuna was concealing more contraband, and she was taken to an area hospital where medical staff removed an additional 35 grams of marijuana.

Sanchez is charged with possession of heroin, possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, introduction of a cellular device, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Osuna is charged with of possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver and introduction of contraband into a detention facility.