A former communications officer for the city of San Benito is facing felony charges for allegedly passing contraband to a female prisoner inside of San Benito City Jail. According to a press release by the SBPD, Mario Alberto Villars Jr., an employee of the city for over three years was caught passing a cell phone to a female inmate and now both are being charged with a Prohibited substance or item in a correctional facility, a third degree felony. It remains unclear the exact connection between the two but it is believed they knew each other through a mutual friend or family member.
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