Two women have been charged with the distribution of a controlled substance into the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center at the beginning of July, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
Over a two-week period, deputies intercepted several letters addressed to jail inmates that contained Suboxone sublingual film.
Members of the LCSO Tactical Enforcement Unit found that Stephanie A. Balcazar, 28, of Sterling, was sending letters containing Suboxone to Bryanna A. Hunter, 26, of Washington, D.C., an inmate.
Both women were charged with distribution of a controlled substance into a correctional facility and attempted possession of a chemical compound by a prisoner.
Suboxone is a pain-relief medication that is also used to treat addiction to opioid drugs. However, it is often abused and can be addictive, according to authorities.
Balcazar was taken into custody at her residence without incident. She and Hunter remain held at the detention center without bond.