Women Allegedly Worked Drug Courier Scheme at SoCal Airports

Mar 25, 2021

Credit U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

Three San Bernardino County women allegedly were co-conspirators in an operation to smuggle large amounts of fentanyl and heroin through Southern California airports. 

Inland News Today reports that Chavon Amber Sayles, 28 of Chino was arrested by federal authorities at her home on Wednesday on indictment charges of recruiting drug couriers.

According to the indictment, from June 2018 to March 2019, the couriers moved the drugs through Hollywood Burbank Airport, Long Beach Airport and Ontario International Airport to Ohio, Oregon and elsewhere in the country.

Sayles if convicted, could face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment and a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison.

Co-conspirators including Tatijana Bell and Keeshanai Monique Wilcher, both 27 of San Bernardino, have pleaded guilty to federal narcotics charges in connection with this case. Wilcher is already serving a 31-month prison sentence for her role in the operation.