CALIPATRIA - A woman was arrested and is accused of trying to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine into Calipatria State Prison on Christmas Day, according to a prison official.

Lisa Salas Harper, 39, of Riverside, was being processed to visit inmate Walter Harper, a man convicted of attempted murder, when staff noticed she appeared nervous, said Lt. Everardo Silva, prison administrative assistant public information officer.

Staff Writer Chelcey Adami can be reached at 760-337-3452 or cadami@ivpressonline.com

I covered the border and Calexico for two-and-a-half years but am now the courts and crime reporter. I studied journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and previously worked as a staff photographer in Austin, Dallas, Costa Rica and rural Oklahoma.

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