Cops: Atlanta woman faces 3 felonies, tried to smuggle weed to North Georgia inmate

Santasha Keivona Watkins

Credit: Rome News-Tribune

Credit: Rome News-Tribune

Santasha Keivona Watkins

An Atlanta woman faces three felonies after being accused of trying to smuggle more than an ounce of marijuana into Floyd County Prison.

Santasha Keivona Watkins, 26, was arrested Saturday, months after trying to take the marijuana to inmate Suliman Olaitan Adebara, according to records obtained by the Rome News-Tribune.

In February, Watkins tried to drop off 40.6 grams of weed at the Shannon recreation complex for Adebara to retrieve while on work detail, the newspaper reported. Authorities did not release how they found out about the alleged smuggling scheme.

According to Georgia Department of Corrections records, Adebara will be in prison until March 2021 for a burglary conviction in Rockdale County. It appears he was transferred to Wilcox State Prison following the incident.

He’s served three other prison sentences since 2010 for burglary, criminal damage to property, robbery and aggravated assault convictions in Fulton County, GDC records show.

Suliman Olaitan Adebara

Credit: Georgia Department of Corrections

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Credit: Georgia Department of Corrections

Watkins faces counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, use of a communication facility in commission of a felony involving controlled substances and items prohibited for possession by inmates, jail records show.

Watkins, who was in the Clayton County Jail on unrelated charges, was transferred to Floyd County to face the new charges there, the News-Tribune reported. No other information was available on what led to her arrest in Clayton County.

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