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Arrested for Attempting To Smuggle Drugs Into DeSoto Correctional Institute

On Sunday, July 23, 2023, DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Thurek responded to an incident at the DeSoto Correctional Institute, involving a pat-down search of Shameka Yvonne Foster, during which alarming discoveries were made.
Foster was reportedly attempting to smuggle illegal narcotics inside her person, but thankfully the drugs were successfully detected and seized. As a result, Foster was placed under arrest and transferred to the DeSoto County Jail.
Shameka Foster is currently facing the following charges:
– Smuggle Contraband into Correctional Institute
– Trafficking in Cocaine (28 grams or more but less than 150 kg)
– Possession of Controlled Substance without Prescription
– Possession of Harmful New Legend Drug
– Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
We commend our law enforcement deputies for upholding the law and ensuring the safety of our correctional facilities. We want to remind everyone that drug-related activities can not only endanger lives of those involved but have serious consequences.
Let’s continue working together to keep DeSoto County drug-free and safe for all residents and visitors. We appreciate your trust and cooperation to help us maintain a secure environment and community for all.
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