SAN DIEGO — A man was re-arrested at the hospital Tuesday on suspicion of attempting to smuggle drugs into jail, authorities said.
Abraham Luniow, 48, was initially arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance for sale, Sgt. Aaron Brooke with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release Friday. He was taken to San Diego Central Jail for booking, where deputies say Luniow then attempted to smuggle drugs into jail.
Luniow was then taken to a hospital, where four bindles of a substance that presumptively tested positive for fentanyl were found on him, according to authorities. The suspect was re-arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance inside a county jail.
Last Friday, a man was sentenced to four years in prison for smuggling drugs into the Vista Detention Facility after pleading guilty to possessing a controlled substance inside of a jail, per law enforcement.
The Sheriff’s Detention Investigations Unit is investigating the case.