WINDSOR — Four people from Robeson County were arrested Thursday and charged with throwing tobacco, marijuana and cell phones over the fence into the exercise yard at Bertie Correctional Institute.
Evan Sanderson, 34, of Pembroke, Jessica Hammonds, 25, of Lumberton, Robert Locklear, 25, of Maxton, and Toby Locklear, 18, of Shannon, were all arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance on prison premises, possession with intent to sell deliver marijuana, and felony conspiracy.
Windsor police went to the prison around 7:30 a.m. after the correctional officers saw contraband being thrown over the fence. The four were arrested when they tried to flee in a vehicle and were stopped by a sheriff’s deputy. Prison officials recovered three one liter bottles containing tobacco, marijuana, and cell phones from the exercise yard.
“We want to thank the Windsor Police Department and Bertie Sheriff’s Office for their quick response,” said state Director of Prisons Kenneth Lassiter. “The collaboration between Bertie Correctional and local law enforcement prevented contraband from entering our prison, and the partnership prevented the spread of drugs in our facility.”