HOFFMAN — A Wilson woman is facing multiple drug charges for allegedly trying to smuggle meth and marijuana into Richmond Correctional Institution.
According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the prison on Friday, Jan. 27 after a visitor, identified as 37-year-old Ebony Yammique Boykin, of Wilson, attempted to drop off a pair of shoes to an unidentified inmate.
(Note: A press release has her middle name spelled as “Yamanique,” but jail and court records show it spelled as it is above.)
Per policy, Boykin had been searched while entering the prison and correctional officers reportedly found that the shoes had a false bottom.
Inside the shoes, deputies reportedly found the following contraband:
- 500mg of edible gummies
- 33 suboxone strips
- 1.9 ounces of methamphetamine
- 5 grams of marijuana
- A cellphone
- Two smart watches
- An unspecified quantity of packs of cigars
- $330 in cash
Boykin was arrested and charged with one felony count each of: trafficking in methamphetamine; possession of methamphetamine; delivering methamphetamine; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule III controlled substance; and possession of a controlled substance on prison or jail premises.
She is also charged with one misdemeanor count each of: simple possession of a Schedule III controlled substance and possession of up to a half-ounce of marijuana.
Boykin was booked into the Richmond County Jail where she is being held on a $100,000 secured bond. She is scheduled to appear in Richmond County District Court on Feb. 9.
Online records show Boykin has no other pending charges or prior criminal convictions in North Carolina.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.