Inmate's wife fined for trying to give him marijuana

2013-05-22T11:20:00Z 2015-01-22T14:23:50Z Inmate's wife fined for trying to give him marijuanaBy the Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com

An Omaha woman caught trying to bring marijuana to her husband, an inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary, during a visit in January got fined for it.

Lakeisha Davis, 20, originally was charged with delivery of marijuana, a felony.

But in court Tuesday, she pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of attempt to convey an article to an inmate, a misdemeanor.

Lancaster County Judge Timothy Phillips fined her $500.

On Jan 13, penitentiary staff confiscated a small package of marijuana from Michael Benson during a visit with his wife and infant son. About 20 minutes after the visit started, staff became suspicious of how Benson and Davis were behaving.

When prison staff took Benson to a strip search room, he threw a bag of marijuana to the floor.

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

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