Smuggling drugs and weapons in hollowed out bibles is stone cold evil genius.
Cops: South Carolina Woman Sent Drugs, Razors To Inmate In Bibles
www.charlotte.cbslocal.com | November 23, 2011
LANCASTER, S.C. (CBS Charlotte) â€“ South Carolina authorities say one woman tried to send drugs, razor knives and a cell phone to an inmate through two hollowed-out bibles.
Shareca Latoya Jones, 28, was arrested earlier this month following an investigation to find who sent the illegal package to an inmate at Lieber Correctional Facility in Ridgeville, S.C. Police say she sent 30 grams of cocaine, 30 ecstasy pills, razor knives, and a cell phone. Her arrest led to the seizure of almost $4,000 worth of drugs.
According to the initial police report, Lancaster County police discovered that the package, which was received Nov. 1, was sent out Oct. 25 from Kershaw, S.C., where Jones keeps residence. A post office clerk told police that the woman mailed books regularly to her incarcerated â€œhusbandâ€ because he couldnâ€™t receive them unless they were mailed to him. Jones would sign the mailing receipts under the name â€œAshley Wilkerson.â€
Police would pull Jones over for a traffic stop about a week later, bringing her into custody. While searching her car, police found a litany of other items, including a loaded handgun, more ecstasy pills, 26 individual marijuana baggies, prescription medication, several cell phones, and cash, according to the follow-up police report. Police found even more evidence at her home, seizing marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and digital scales.
â€œThis case is a great example of how interagency cooperation leads to great things,â€ Lancaster Police Sheriff Barry Faile told WBTV. â€œOur investigators did a great job putting this case together and bringing these serious charges against Jones.â€
The arrest triggered a bevy of charges against Jones, such as trafficking cocaine, distribution of ecstasy and providing contraband to an inmate.
Lancaster Police Maj. Matt Shaw told CBS Charlotte that the case is pending trial. Jones was released from prison Nov. 10, posting a Surety bond of $52,500.