Man arrested after allegedly mailing inmates meth-soaked postcards

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A parolee is suspected of mailing inmates postcards soaked with methamphetamine.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports he refused a random drug test related to his parole and was arrested at his residence.

A probable cause affidavit says a search uncovered handguns, meth, and postcards similar to those that were found to be laced with the drug at Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla.

The affidavit says a test determined there was meth on one of the cards and that two children were in the residence.

Other items found include a list of inmate names and grams of meth.

The man is suspected of charges including reckless endangerment.

A judge set bail at $200,000.

Detectives say drug sales funded a gang and promoted its control of the prison drug trade.