Oceano woman arrested for mailing addiction withdrawal drugs
June 1, 2014
A 25-year-old Oceano woman was arrested earlier this month for mailing addiction withdrawal drugs to an inmate at the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department County Jail Honor Farm.
Deputies arrested Linda Vanessa Johns for sending a controlled substance to a jail and criminal conspiracy after several pieces of mail addressed to the inmate were found to contain Suboxone. Strips of Suboxone were hidden under the stamps on the mail.
The recipient of the drug, Thomas Richard Rodriguez, 26, of Grover Beach, was also arrested on the same charges.
Suboxone is an expensive drug used for the treatment of opiate addiction. While it helps with withdrawals and addiction, it does not give users the drugged effect of methadone.