Court date set for accused trafficker

Thursday, April 16, 2009

An Indianapolis woman accused of trafficking with an inmate at the Putnamville Correctional Facility is set to go before Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matt Headley for a pretrial conference on May 21.

Shakeya Webb, 20, has been charged with Class B felony dealing in a schedule I controlled substance, Class C felony trafficking with an inmate and Class D felony identity deception.

Webb is accused of delivering heroin and a cell phone to Charles Archey, who is serving a five-year prison sentence at Putnamville for armed robbery, carrying a handgun without a license, resisting law enforcement and forced entry. According to court documents, Webb also lied about her identity while visiting Archey at the prison.

A warrant for Webb's arrest was issued on Jan. 29. She was apprehended on March 30. At her initial hearing on March 31, Webb pled not guilty to all charges. That same day, she posted 10 percent of a $30,000 bond and was released from jail.

Webb's attorney, Robert F. Alden, has filed a motion for discovery. He has also requested the invoking on Indiana Rules of Evidence 404 and 405, which deal with the inadmissibility of character evidence (such as evidence of other crimes, wrongs or acts) and the methods of proving character that are allowed at trial.

If convicted on all charges, Webb could be sentenced to 31 years in prison.

In connection with the trafficking incident, Archey is now facing additional charges of Class B felony dealing in a schedule I controlled substance and Class D felony possession of a controlled substance. He is set to be in court for a pretrial conference on May 7.

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