Three Women Suspected of Bringing the Party to Prison Get Their Own Cell
CALIPATRIA- Over the weekend, three women in two different instances were arrested for suspicion of bringing illegal drugs on prison grounds.
On Saturday, January 18, a woman visiting Demar Shows, a convicted attempted murderer was deemed suspicious by staff. Identified as Arika L. Fealings, a 35-year-old resident of Hawaiian Gardens, she was exhibiting suspicious behavior according to Lt. Everado Silva, Calipatria State Prison administrative assistant public information officer.
When questioned, Fealings ultimately gave up her stash. She relinquished eight packets that equaled a combined weight of 7.1 grams of marijuana. The drugs were estimated to have a street value of $1,650.
At this time Fealings was booked into Imperial County Jail on suspicion of felony drug charges. Since Fealings was at the prison to visit Shows, the convict was associated with the crime. He was placed in the prison’s administration segregation unit based on this connection.
Following the incident with Fealings, two more women came under suspicion of drug possession. Winisha S. Griffen, a 20-year-old and Shante D. Keeles, a 34-year-old, both residents of Los Angeles were being processed to visit an inmate when staff became suspicious. Both women were reported to smell of marijuana and to be showing signs of being under the influence of drugs.
Griffen and Keeles both consented to a search of their vehicle. When prison officials investigated, they discovered 13 grams of marijuana valued at $3,016. The search also turned up knife, which is illegal to have on prison grounds. Griffen and Keeles were both booked into Imperial County Jail on suspicion of felony charges.
Imperial Valley Press: Three women visiting prison arrested over the weekend