Shareca Latoya Jones, 28-year old woman from Kershaw (South Carolina), used two Bibles to try to smuggle drugs, weapons and a cell phone to an inmate. She was arrested for a “failed attempt to deliver contraband to an inmate” in Ridgeville. The investigation began when a package mailed to Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville, SC was returned by the Post Office to a local business on November 1.
The package was found to contain razor knives, a cell phone, approximately 30 ecstasy pills, and approximately 28.8 grams of powder cocaine concealed inside of two bibles, deputies say.
The Lancaster County Drug Task Force team began an investigation and discovered Jones had mailed the package to the prison from the Kershaw Post Office.
A week later, deputies pulled Jones over in a traffic stop in the Kershaw area. During her arrest, deputies found a loaded handgun, prescription medication, Ecstasy pills, 26 individual packages of marijuana, multiple cell phones, and a large amount of cash, Sheriff Faile said.
Deputies then searched Jones’ home where they reportedly found more marijuana, digital scales, and other drug paraphernalia.
Sheriff Faile estimates that deputies seized nearly $3,800 in drugs.
She was charged with Trafficking Cocaine 28-100 grams, Distribution of a Scheduled I Controlled Substance (MDMA/Ecstasy), Providing Contraband to an inmate, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession with intent to Distribute a Schedule IV Controlled Substance (Xanax), Unlawful Carrying of a Handgun, Possession with intent to Distribute a Scheduled I Controlled Substance (MDMA/Ecstasy).
She was released from prison on November 10 under a $52,500 bond.