Six Arrested for Smuggling Contraband into Montgomery Jail

AP_0012040846 (1)The U.S. Marshals of the Middle District of Alabama successfully obtained federal warrants for inmates Rasheen Smith, Joshua Jackson, and Curtis Caffie on charges of promoting prison contraband.

On Nov. 24, 2015, a suspicious package was intercepted by the jail staff of the Montgomery City Jail. The package was addressed to Smith, and was allegedly mailed from his attorney’s office. Smith was called to open the package in front of jail personnel. Once opened, cellular phones were discovered amongst the items mailed to Smith.

The U.S. Marshals conducted an extensive investigation into the matter where all three federal inmates confessed and admitted to their involvement in attempting to have cellular phones mailed into the jail. Deputies were able to determine Derreana Gray, Curtis Jackson, Jeremy Caffie, and Peggy Jackson as being involved in the offense and each were interviewed.

On Monday, April 25, the case was presented to the federal grand jury and the indictments are as follow:

 Curtis Caffie — Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S./Aiding and Abetting, Possessing Contraband in Prison

 Rasheen Smith — Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S./Aiding and Abetting, Possessing Contraband in Prison

 Joshua Jackson — Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S./Aiding and Abetting, Possessing Contraband in Prison, and Tampering with a Witness

 Peggy Jackson — Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S./Aiding and Abetting, Possessing Contraband in Prison/Aiding and Abetting, False Statements

 Curtis Jackson — Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S./Aiding and Abetting, Possession Contraband in Prison/Aiding and Abetting, Aiding and Abetting

 Derreana Gray — Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S./Aiding and Abetting, Possession of Contraband in Prison/Aiding and Abetting, False Statements

 Terrell Caffie — Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S./Aiding and Abetting, Possession of Contraband in Prison/Aiding and Abetting

All subjects were arrested on Friday, April 29, and transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility. They were taken before a federal magistrate judge on Monday, May 2.

“The correctional personnel who intercepted the devices in this case are to be commended” said Acting U.S. Marshal Tom Hession. “At one time, drugs and tobacco served as the contraband of choice by prisoners.

Now, cell phones are becoming increasingly popular. Correctional institutions must continue to maintain their vigilance towards detection of prohibited items being smuggled into facilities. Their watchful eyes and expertise are our first line of defense.”

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