SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) — A San Joaquin County inmate is facing new felony possession charges after being found to be in possession of heroin during a housing transfer.

The sheriff’s office said inmate Monique Loaiza was transferred to a new housing unit. At the new housing location, officials conducted a strip search to ensure any contraband is not brought into the facility.

A female correctional officer found Loaiza had heroin during the search.

She is now facing a new felony charge for possessing a controlled substance in prison.

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