Inmate's wife faces allegation she took pot to him in prison

2013-03-19T07:00:00Z 2013-05-22T18:41:12Z Inmate's wife faces allegation she took pot to him in prisonBy the Lincoln Journal Star

A state prison inmate's wife faces a charge herself after allegedly getting caught trying to deliver marijuana during a visit in January.

Lakeisha Davis, 20, of Omaha is accused of delivery of marijuana, which carries a one- to 20-year sentence if she's convicted.

In an affidavit for Davis' arrest, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Officer Benny Noordhoek said  Penitentiary staff confiscated a small package of marijuana from Michael Benson during a visit Jan. 13 with his wife and infant son.

About 20 minutes after the visit started, he said, staff became suspicious of how Benson and Davis were behaving.

A check of video surveillance showed Davis putting something in Benson's pants pocket, Noordhoek said. He said prison staff took Benson to a strip search room, where Benson threw a bag of marijuana to the floor.

Davis was allowed to leave that day. Earlier this month, a warrant went out for her arrest.

Benson is in prison on drug and theft charges out of Douglas County.



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