Woman accused of mailing drugs to boyfriend in Utah County Jail

Christopher McKay Cartwright (left) and Destanee Breanne Redman. Photos Courtesy: Utah County Jail

UTAH COUNTY, Utah, July 1, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A woman has been arrested and booked into the Utah County Jail after she allegedly attempted to conceal drugs in greeting cards and mail them to her boyfriend, a current inmate.

A news release from Utah County Sheriff’s Office said that on June 24, while screening incoming inmate mail, an employee found that someone had concealed illegal drugs in greeting cards addressed to a current inmate. That inmate is Christopher McKay Cartwright, 32, of Provo, the news release said.

“On June 25, a letter arrived for this same inmate that was also found to contain the prescription medication Suboxone in the form of sublingual strips,” the news release said.  “These drugs were detected by a jail property clerk who was using a VeroVision mail scanner manufactured by ChemImage. The amount of drugs sent to this inmate through the mail is approximately 90 individual doses.”

Investigators identified the person who sent the drugs to Cartwright as Destanee Breanne Redman, 26, of American Fork. Cartwright and Redman have both been booked on three second-degree felony counts of arranging to, or distributing, a controlled substance in a drug-free zone, second-degree felonies.

Cartwright and Redman are both on supervised probation with the Utah Department of Adult Probation and Parole. Bail for both Cartwright and Redman has been set at $10,000 cash or bond on these most recent charges. However, AP&P has also placed holds on them.

They are both also being held on no-bail warrants on unrelated matters. In addition, Cartwright also has new charges in other unrelated matters.


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