Prison administrators today announced that they have made "one of the biggest drug busts" in the history of the New Mexico Corrections Department.
The department was cryptic in a news release, but said the case is at the Southern New Mexico prison near Las Cruces, and that significant amounts of heroin and cocaine were involved.
"The drug deal that officers investigated and ultimately intercepted involves a woman working at the prison and an inmate she called her fiancée," the department said in a statement.
The woman was caught bringing the inmate "large amounts" of both heroin and cocaine, department officials said.
Her name was omitted from the news release. But the department has scheduled a news conference for Monday in Albuquerque.
An audio clip of a phone call between the employee and the inmate will be among the items released.