The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has recently revealed that they have made three arrests as part of their efforts to curb the illegal smuggling of contraband into prisons.
As per the department’s report, the Limestone Correctional Facility had two individuals arrested on Wednesday.
According to a statement released by the ADOC, agents from the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation recently came across a suspicious vehicle near state property at the prison and conducted a traffic stop. During the stop, the ADOC Law Enforcement Services Division K-9 unit performed a search of the vehicle and discovered six packages wrapped in black tape, along with a gun.
After being arrested, Melvin Hayes and MJ Enskat were transported to the Limestone County Jail. Their charges include second degree marijuana possession and being forbidden to possess a pistol.
The prison has experienced yet another incident, marking the second occurrence within a week. Previously, a man was charged with promoting prison contraband and trespassing after authorities uncovered 17 suspicious packages on state property.
On Tuesday, Laquetta Harris, a former ADOC Correctional Security Guard, was arrested and charged with utilizing her position for personal gain. This is an unrelated case to the one previously mentioned.
After stepping down from her role at ADOC, she voluntarily surrendered to the Montgomery County Jail.
The ADOC stated that additional charges could potentially arise in both investigations.
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