Indianapolis woman arrested on trafficking charges

Friday, December 19, 2008

PUTNAMVILLE -- An Indianapolis woman was arrested Thursday for attempting to traffic with an inmate at the Putnamville Correctional Facility.

Lakeisha S. Kimbrough, 24, was at the prison to visit Brian D. Eines, 24, who is serving a 10-year sentence for an unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious felon charge out of Marion County.

Prison staff had been alerted that Kimbrough might attempt to traffic with Eines, a release from the prison said, so the visit was closely monitored.

"Correctional staff did observe Kimbrough pass something to Eines during the visit and notified supervisory staff," the release said.

Eines was searched at the end of the visit. On his person, staff found two cell phones, marijuana, tobacco, a phone charger and rolling papers.

Indiana State Police were immediately notified and Detective Deanna Jones and Indiana State Trooper Adam Edward responded.

Kimbrough was placed under arrest and charged with trafficking with an inmate and possession of marijuana, both Class A misdemeanors. She was arraigned Friday morning, and her bond was set at $5,000 with 10 percent allowed. As of Friday afternoon, bond had still not been posted.

Kimbrough's next court date is scheduled for May 1.

Eines may face disciplinary action and additional outside charges. His projected release date is May 16, 2013.

"We would not have the ability to catch those attempting to break the law in our facilities with out the diligent efforts of staff," said Putnamville Superintendent Bruce Lemmon. "I commend the correctional officers for their excellent security practices, and, hope that this serves as a lesson to those contemplating trafficking in the facility."

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  • She could have brought the stuff in by accident, not knowing that any of it was illegal, and the items slipped in the inmate's hands ...

    -- Posted by GRNT on Sat, Dec 20, 2008, at 6:23 AM
  • In Putnam County, this is only a misdemeanor. Remember Rashad Ameen Tucker? The Merriville man who got an early Christmas present?

    Don't worry Lakeisha, Santa Claus wears a robe in this county.

    -- Posted by Xgamer on Sat, Dec 20, 2008, at 6:42 AM
  • GRNT.....are you really serious....she could have brought them in without knowing they are illegal....what state/country do you live in that marijuana is legal??

    -- Posted by Sorry to all on Sat, Dec 20, 2008, at 9:21 AM
  • Who alerted prison authorities that she might attempt to traffic with the inmate ? Is she a gullible trusting girl who delivered a package for someone else who then alerted authorities ?

    -- Posted by Scripted Spontaneity on Sat, Dec 20, 2008, at 9:23 AM
  • GRNT wasn't serious

    -- Posted by Xgamer on Sat, Dec 20, 2008, at 9:29 AM
  • she'll get putnam county's stiffest sentence, $10.00 fine and 1yr suspended sentence, that'll teach her!

    -- Posted by gottokno on Sat, Dec 20, 2008, at 12:40 PM
  • Good job ISF. Keep on doing what you are doing-having well trained officers doing their job not only to protect the public but, to keep contraband from entering the prison.

    -- Posted by peace2019 on Sat, Dec 20, 2008, at 7:50 PM
  • How were these things even allowed to be transferred to him? Are there no searches before someone can go in and visit an inmate? That's ridiculous.

    -- Posted by bobbittle on Fri, Dec 26, 2008, at 6:42 PM
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