Photo: Michael and Rhonda Vera
Ventura County – The July 27th arrest of Simi Valley resident Rhonda Vera proves once again that the power of love between a man and a woman can, indeed, be stronger than common sense.
Rhonda Vera, the spouse of Michael Vera who has been in custody and held at Ventura County Jail’s Todd Road Classification Unit for the past few months, became the subject of specific law enforcement interest on May 16, 2019 when mail she had sent to Michael caught the attention of a Detention Services Mailroom clerk.
According to VCSD spokesman Sr. Deputy Gunnar Dike at the Todd Road facility, the suspicious mail “had been soaked with a controlled substance” which was determined by the Ventura County Crime Lab to be methamphetamine.
Rhonda was now on the law enforcement radar, and when the Mail Roof staff detected the presence of methamphetamine in mail addressed to Michael Vera on June 19, 2019, she became the subject of heightened interest.
Pursuant to further investigation, it was determined that Rhonda was “the sender of these cards” laced with methamphetamine.
When she attempted to visit her husband at the Todd Road Jail, officers assigned to the Classification Unit made contact with Rhonda and took her into custody. She was then transported to Ventura County Jail, where she was booked on charges of bringing narcotics into a detention facility, sales of a controlled substance, and conspiracy to commit a crime.
Her bail was set at $20,000. She posted bond and was released, leaving Michael behind with his bail set at $60,000.
Photos: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking