A Florissant, Missouri, woman has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to the charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and bringing contraband into penal institution. Ada Ortiz had previously delivered drugs to a confidential source working with the Carbondale Police Department Drug Task Force. She made another delivery of cocaine to a confidential source on February 4. After that transaction, officers stopped the vehicle in which Ortiz was a passenger. She was placed under arrest for prior drug deliveries and after a search, officers found several baggies of white powdery substance totaling 21 grams. Some of those bags tested positive for cocaine. On March 13, Ortiz was an inmate at the Jackson County Jail. Jail officers received a note from another inmate that there were drugs being distributed where Ortiz was being housed. She admitted that she had drugs. She gave officers items, including a rolled up ball which contained a white powdery substance that tested positive for 16.1 grams of cocaine. The court sentenced her on June 2 to six years for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and four years for bringing contraband into penal institution.