EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — A man was arrested and accused of sending letters to inmates at the El Paso County Jail with drugs.
The El Paso Sheriff's Office narcotics unit started an investigation on Nov. 1 in reference to a narcotics smuggling case at the county jail.
During the investigation, it was discovered that letters being sent to inmates at the jail were found to be laced in a synthetic cannabinoid, commonly known as K2/Spice.
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The Narcotics Unit was able to identify 26-year-old Anthony Marcus Mata, as the person responsible for sending the letters.
Marcus Mata was arrested on Nov. 17.
He was taken into custody without incident.
At the time of his arrest, it was discovered that Mata was in possession of a rifle.
As a convicted felon, Mata is unable to possess a firearm.
Mata was also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon.
Mata was subsequently booked on both charges into the El Paso County Jail with a total bond of $60,000.
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