COVINGTON CO., AL (WSFA) - Four people have been charged with attempting to get contraband into the Covington County Jail, according to the sheriff's office.
The charges came after a multi-week joint investigation involving Covington County Corrections Officers and Drug Task Force Agents.
Charged are Jacob Aries Rabren, an inmate of the jail; Gary Carpenter Little, a recent inmate; Wanda Marler Rabren, a former Covington County attorney; and David Blair Rabren.
Jacob is the son of Wanda and David Rabren, the sheriff's office confirmed.
Jacob Rabren is charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband and in addition to the charges he was already being held on, will see his bond amount increased by $50,000.
Little is charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband and has bonded on a total of $50,000.
Wanda Rabren was taken to the Covington County Jail after bonding out of the Coffee County Jail from charges she had received in that jurisdiction. She is charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband and unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. Her bond is set at $250,000.00.
David Rabren was arrested and charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband after a traffic stop in Andalusia Wednesday afternoon. He was booked into the Covington County Jail and held on $50,000 bond.
Sheriff Dennis Meeks said the investigation started after corrections officers received a tip about an attempt to get contraband into the jail. He added that the investigation is ongoing and other charges are expected.
Anyone who knows the location of David Blair Rabren is urged to call the sheriff's office at 334-428-2641, Covington County 911 Office at 334-427-4911 or your local law enforcement agency.