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Woman arrested for delivering drugs to inmate

Posted at 1:47 PM, Feb 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-29 16:47:15-05

One woman is in custody and an inmate is facing possible further charges for attempting to deliver drugs during visiting hours at the High Desert State Prison.

The Nevada Department of Corrections reported that on Feb. 21, 21-year-old Keondre Ridley arrived at the prison to visit 21-year-old Mustafa Kyles, who is serving 3 to 10 years for robbery and possession of stolen property. Corrections officials said Ridley had 27 grams of methamphetamine on her with the intent to transfer the drugs to Kyles during their visit.

Ridley was arrested by the Nevada Department of Corrections Inspector General’s Office and booked into the Clark County Detention Center for trafficking a Schedule 1 controlled substance and furnishing or attempting to furnish a controlled substance to a state prisoner. Her bail is set at $25,000.

Kyle’s case will be referred to the Attorney General’s Office for review prior to filing further charges.

In 2015, High Desert State Prison seized more than 85 grams of controlled substances from visitors.