2 charged with attempting to bring contraband into AL prisons

2 charged with attempting to bring contraband into AL prisons
Ware, Presley

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Two people are facing charges after the Alabama Department of Corrections says they tried to bring illegal contraband into prison facilities.

According to ADOC, Jamila Kiarra Ware, 21, of Docena, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and promoting prison contraband. Ware was arrested after attempting to visit an inmate at the St. Clair Correctional Facility.

ADOC officials say a prison K9 found Ware in possession of several packages wrapped in black tape that contained a controlled substance. Officials also found marijuana, a bottle of vodka, and 9 mm handgun concealed inside the suspect’s vehicle, which the suspect had a permit to carry.

In a separate incident on Saturday, officials at William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore charged 40-year-old Latonya Renee Presley of Decatur with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

ADOC says before visiting an inmate, agents searched Presley’s vehicle with a K9 team and found marijuana and other illegal contraband.

The ADOC asks that public contacts the Investigations and Intelligence Division at 1-866-293-7799 with any information that may lead to the arrest of someone attempting to introduce illegal contraband into state prisons. Suspicious activity can also be reported by going to the ADOC website.

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