Prison visitor caught smuggling synthetic marijuana to inmate

Kayla Estrella

Kayla Estrella

KINGMAN - A 20-year-old Phoenix woman was arrested over the weekend on charges that she smuggled synthetic marijuana to an inmate at the state prison.

Kayla Marie Estrella, 20, is charged with transporting dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, taking contraband into facility, giving contraband to a prisoner and conspiracy, all felonies.

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said prison officials found Estrella in possession of a white bottle containing approximately 19 grams of a green leafy substance identified as Spice while she was visiting an inmate Saturday.

That inmate was contacted and also found to be in possession of Spice tucked inside a candy wrapper.

Spice, which is a mixture of herbs sprayed with chemicals to mimic the effects of marijuana, was outlawed in Arizona last year. Anyone caught making, selling or possessing Spice can be charged with a Class 2 felony, which carries a minimum of four years in prison.