GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A Grand Forks woman plead guilty on Monday, Nov. 18, to planning to smuggle drugs into jail.
Destiny Rae Poitra, 27, was sentenced to two years in the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in Bismarck and two years of supervised probation for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana with intent to deliver. She also pleaded guilty to unrelated charges of unauthorized use of a credit cards and theft. Charges of counterfeiting and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force Agents intercepted communication from the county jail in June and learned Poitra would meet someone at a local restaurant to give them drugs. After Poitra met with the third party at the restaurant, officers followed Poitra to a gas station, where a search of Poitra's car turned up 3.5 grams of methamphetamine, two syringes, two bags of marijuana, cash and cell phones.
As part of her plea agreement, Poitra agreed to forfeit the $576 in cash and the cell phone that were seized at the time of her arrest. She will pay $1,300 in court fees.