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Woman who taught at Denver County Jail suspected of bringing meth to jail for inmate

Posted at 1:03 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 15:07:51-05

DENVER — A woman who taught at the Denver County Jail is accused of bringing suspected methamphetamine into the jail.

According to court documents, an officer and detective spoke with Krista M. Laures, 27, of Denver, on Feb. 20, and the woman admitted that she had taken suspected methamphetamine into the jail for an inmate. She said she made an agreement with the inmate to sneak suspected narcotics to him and had done so on at least three occasions.

Laures taught in the facility, though the details around her employment were not released.

She was arrested that day and charged with introducing contraband in the first degree, possession with intent to manufacture or distribute a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance.

The Denver Sheriff’s Department said the investigation is ongoing.

“The introduction of contraband into our facilities is a felony, which we take very seriously,” DSD said in a statement. “This individual is not a Denver Sheriff Department employee and is no longer allowed in Denver Jails. The DSD partners with many contractor and volunteer organizations who provide extremely beneficial programs to inmates. We ensure background checks, training, and posted rules are provided to all volunteers and contractors, including contraband, and are strictly enforced as in this case.”

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