Inmate at correctional facility intended recipient of two drugs
INDIO — A 33-year-old woman has been booked at the John Benoit Detention Center for attempting to send drugs into a correctional facility.
On Jan. 7, the John Benoit Detention Center’s Correctional Intelligence Bureau (CIB) contacted the Thermal Station Investigations Bureau regarding intercepted mail saturated with methamphetamine and fentanyl.
The investigation revealed the mail was addressed to a specific inmate, however; the sender’s name and return address differed with each piece of mail. Through their joint investigation, CIB and the Thermal Station Investigations Bureau, identified the suspect as, Amy Buenrostro,
On Jan. 25, at 4:30 PM, Buenrostro was located at a residence in the 44500 block of Sun Gold Street, in the city of Indio. The Thermal Station Investigations Bureau authored a search warrant for the residence, which was served by members of the Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force. During the service of the search warrant, Buenrostro was taken into custody without incident. Buenrostro was booked at the John Benoit Detention Center in the city of Indio.
The Thermal Station Investigations Bureau is asking anyone with additional information to contact Investigator James at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station by calling (760)-863-8856.
If you wish to remain anonymous, call Valley Crimestoppers at (760) 341-7867, or submit a tip at, valleycrimestoppers.org.
- John J. Benoit Detention Center: RSO