On February 3, 2018, Alexander County 911 was notified to dispatch an officer to Alexander Correctional Institution, located at 634 Old Landfill Road in Taylorsville in reference to a subject bringing contraband into the prison. Officers arrived at the prison and spoke with the prison officials. The suspect was identified as Lashanda Renee Hill, B/F, age 36 of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Hill met with an inmate during visitation at the prison, where she handed over the contraband to the inmate. The contraband is described as 1-2 grams of marijuana. Hill was charged with Felony-Deliver Marijuana, Felony-Provide Contraband to an Inmate, Felony-Possession of Controlled Substance on a Prison/Jail Premise, and Misdemeanor-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was transported to the Alexander County Detention Center, where she was placed under a $20,000 secured bond with a first appearance of Monday, February 5, 2018 in Alexander County District Court.
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