Officers Intercept Meth At Detention Center

Mar 26, 2014

    A Las Cruces woman being booked into the Doña Ana County Detention Center on Tuesday for driving on a suspended license has been charged with a fourth-degree felony after detention officers reportedly found a small bag of methamphetamine that the woman was allegedly trying to conceal.

   According to detention center officers, Delila Jansen, 26, was asked to remove her pants during a standard visual search during the booking process at the detention center.

   Jansen reportedly told detention officers that she felt sick and refused to complete the visual search. Officers said Jansen was coughing and covering her mouth with a closed fist. After being asked several times to open her mouth and her hand, Jansen refused. A detention officer then took hold of Jansen’s hand, revealing a small, black plastic bag that reportedly contained a white powdery substance.

   The substance was later determined to be 1.2 grams of methamphetamine.

   Jansen was subsequently charged with a fourth-degree felony for possession of methamphetamine. She remains at the Doña Ana County Detention Center on a $5,000 secured bond.