MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama Department of Corrections has arrested three people at Kilby Correctional Facility and charged them with possession of a controlled substance and attempting to smuggle contraband into the prison.
Christopher Martin Wilson, 28, of Fayetteville and Shiane Bambinelli, 21, of Leeds, were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit a controlled substance on Monday. Wilson also was charged with second-degree promoting contraband.
A third suspect, Kelsey Smith, 21, of Winfield, was arrested for conspiracy to commit a controlled substance.
ADOC officials said correctional officers at the Montgomery County facility reported a person on foot just beyond the prison's perimeter fence and along the woodline around 3 a.m. Monday. A K-9 unit was dispatched to the area where Wilson surrendered without incident.
Following Wilson's arrest, officers reported a suspicious vehicle with two women inside leaving the property. That vehicle was pulled over by a Montgomery County Sheriff's deputy a short time later and took Bambinelli and Smith into custody.
ADOC says both Wilson and Bambinelli were in possession of methamphetamines.
Wilson was recently released from the Department of Corrections in October after serving a five-year sentence for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance in Fayette County.
The ADOC said it has increased staffing of its investigations and intelligence division in a move to deter, detect and prevent contraband from coming into state correctional facilities and in the last year has arrested 84 civilians for crimes ranging from smuggling contraband cell phones to drug trafficking.