Police: Woman In Custody After Faribault Inmate’s Fatal Meth Overdose

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An Alexandria woman is accused of smuggling methamphetamine into a Faribault jail, leading to the overdose death of an inmate.

Faribault police say an inmate at Minnesota Correctional Facility Faribault was found dead in their cell on Sept. 5. An autopsy found that they had died from a meth overdose.

Investigators discovered the inmate had ingested the meth via gelatin capsules, which police say had been smuggled in by Melissa Rae Guillette.

Police executed a search warrant at Guillette’s Alexandria property two days later, where they found large amounts of meth and gelatin capsules.

Guillette was arrested without incident Monday, and she is expected to face a third-degree murder charge, as well as a charge of introducing contraband into a prison.

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