Woman Smuggled Drugs Bible – A woman in South Carolina used two hollowed-out Bibles to try to smuggle weapons, drugs and a cell phone to a prison inmate.
Sheriff Barry Faile said Monday authorities began investigating 28-year-old Shareca Latoya Jones earlier this month after a package mailed to Lieber Correctional Institution was returned to a post office in Lancaster. Inside the package were two Bibles containing razor knives, a cell phone, ecstasy pills and more than 28 grams of cocaine.
Deputies identified Jones as the person who mailed the package from a Kershaw post office. In her car, authorities found a loaded handgun, drugs, cell phones and cash. The total value of the narcotics was $3,800, the release states.
“This case is a great example of how inter-agency cooperation leads to great things,” said Sheriff Barry S. Faile. “Our investigators did a great job putting this case together and bringing these serious charges against Jones.”
Jones is facing drug and contraband charges. She was released from jail on Nov. 10 on a $52,000 surety bond, and it wasn’t known if she had an attorney.