Photo: Kathy Saefong and Mark Keoninh
For two months, 36-year old Kathy Saefong was smuggling drugs into the Tulare County Detention Facilities.
The inside man was 36-year old Mark Keoninh, a current inmate who has been in jail since January 2018 for charges related to forgery and identify theft.
Saefong’s actions did not go unnoticed. For the past month, detectives of the Tulare Area Gang and Narcotic Enforcement Team have been building a case against Saefong and Keoninh.
They were granted a search warrant, and on November 13th they served that search warrant at a home on East Sweet Avenue in Visalia. Police found drug paraphernalia linking them to the crimes.
Saefong was arrested and booked into the Bob Wiley Detention Facility. Her charges include importing drugs into a detention facility and conspiracy to commit a crime.
Keoninh earned himself matching charges and continues his residency at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility.
Photos from Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.