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Hollowed-out Bibles hid weapons, drugs, intended for S.C. prisoner, say police

Shareca Jones is accused of using hollowed-out Bibles to try to smuggle weapons and drugs to a S.C. prison inmate
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(CBS/AP) LANCASTER, S.C. - Deputies in South Carolina say a woman used two hollowed-out Bibles to try to smuggle drugs, a cell phone and weapons to a prison inmate.

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition?

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.

According to CBS affiliate WBTV, a week later, deputies pulled Jones over in a traffic stop in the Kershaw area. The sheriff said Jones had a loaded handgun, prescription medication, Ecstasy pills, 26 individual packages of marijuana, multiple cell phones, and a large amount of cash.

Deputies then searched Jones' home where they reportedly found more marijuana, digital scales, and other drug paraphernalia.

Jones is facing drug and contraband charges.

  • Barry Leibowitz

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