SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — A Fontana mother has been arrested in an undercover drug sting in Ventura County, authorities said Friday.
Adella Carrillo was arrested Wednesday while allegedly trying to sell Fentanyl patches, a powerful prescription painkiller, on the black market.
Investigators say they spotted a classified ad on Craigslist allegedly offering to sell the patches.
Posing as customers, Ventura County detectives arranged to buy the drug. Upon arriving at the location, investigators say Carrillo was not alone.
“When Ms. Carrillo arrived, she was in possession of the Fentanyl advertised on Craigslist. It was still in the original prescription packaging and she was with both a 7-year-old girl and a 7-month-old girl in the vehicle,” said Deputy District Attorney Derek Malan.
Authorities say Carrillo was legally prescribed the drug, which she received through Medi-Cal.
She was subsequently arrested on suspicion of trying to sell a controlled substance and two misdemeanor counts of child endangerment.
“She was charged with two counts of child endangerment based upon the inherent danger in bringing two children in what is going to be a narcotics transaction,” Malan said.
If convicted on all counts, Carrillo could face up to five years in state prison.