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Woman charged in smuggling attempt

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Jones (Latonya)

Agents with the Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division arrested two women last week after separate incidents that occurred during visitation at two state correctional facilities. One of the arrests was made at Holman Correctional Facility near Atmore.
According to a press release issued by DOC officials, 47-year-old Latonya Jones of Montgomery was arrested February 17 and charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful promoting of prison contraband.
Jones reportedly tried to smuggle the unspecified substance into the prison, where she reportedly planned to pass it on to an unnamed inmate.
On that same day, a Highpoint, N.C. woman — Crystal Hairston, 39 — was arrested by DOC agents and charged with promoting prison contraband when she tried to sneak two cell phones past guards at Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs.
DOC officials urge citizens to contact the agency’s Investigations and Intelligence Division at 1-866-293-7799 with any information that might lead to the arrest of anyone attempting to introduce illegal contraband into state prisons, or to report any criminal activity that could be taking place at any of the state prisons.
The public may also report such suspicious activity by visiting the ADOC Website (http://www.doc.alabama.gov/investigationrequest).