Burrito With The Works

Cops: Woman tried to smuggle heroin into New Mexico jail

Rosemary Gonzales

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Burrito With The Works

OCTOBER 13--A New Mexico woman was arrested last week after she allegedly hid a hypodermic needle filled with heroin inside a Taco Bell burrito and tried to deliver the contraband to a friend held in a city jail.

Rosemary Gonzales, 42, was nabbed last Friday after a jail guard at the Espanola lockup discovered the hypo hidden amongst the contents of a Burrito Supreme (friends are allowed to bring food to inmates at the small jail). As seen in an evidence photo, the works were nestled inside a flour tortilla along with beans, rice, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and a tangy red sauce.

A second police photo shows a close-up of the confiscated needle.

According to a statement of probable cause, the hypodermic's brown liquid contents were field tested by cops and came up positive for heroin. Gonzales, pictured in the mug shot at left, was charged with bringing contraband into a prison, a felony, and jailed in lieu of $5000 cash bond. (4 pages)