Two charged for prison contraband

Published 9:15 pm Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A Selma man and woman were arrested last week after allegedly attempting to smuggle contraband into the Dallas County Jail.

Quendeshia Davis, 20, of Selma, and Quentavious Davis, 18, of Selma, were each charged June 28 with one count of second-degree promoting prison contraband.

District Attorney Michael Jackson said the charge is a class C felony and the two could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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Quendeshia allegedly tried to smuggle marijuana and tobacco products to Quentavious, who was in jail at the time, according to Jackson.

“They put it in the shoes and tried to switch shoes,” Jackson said. “Sadly, they had two small children with them [at the time of the crime.] This has made the situation 10 times worse.”

The Alabama Department of Human Resources was contacted, Jackson said.

Quentavious has been in jail since November 2015 on multiple charges including second-degree burglary, breaking into an automobile, theft and carrying a concealed weapon, according to the DA’s Office.

Jackson said Quentavious was arrested in October 2015 but picked up extra charges while on bond.

Jackson said because of this, bonds on one of the charges were revoked.

“So he’ll be sitting a while,” Jackson said.

Quendeshia and Quentavious will appear in court later in the week for arraignment.

Attempting to smuggle or promoting contraband isn’t uncommon, according to Jackson. He said drugs and cell phones are two of the most common items people try to smuggle in.

“That goes on on a regular basis,” Jackson said. “Sometimes they get caught, sometimes they don’t.”