MERIWETHER COUNTY, AL (WTVM) – A former Meriwether Co. jailer and two women close to a September club shooting suspect have been arrested after an investigation determined the trio were involved with smuggling drugs into the jail.
Dominique Reeves was arrested on Nov. 23 by sheriff's office personnel following a three-week undercover operation. Meriwether Co. Sheriff Chuck Smith said Reeves's crime was discovered while the investigation continued on the shooting at the Hill Haven Event Center in September.
"Our personnel discovered that one of our arrested offenders had marked his jail uniform with gang sign markings which we recovered. During this follow-up investigation our primary case investigator intercepted numerous communication that indicated that contraband was being brought into the jail," Smith said.
Smith said that following a search of that inmate's cell, they discovered Reeves was taking contraband into the jail. After they executed a search warrant for his home, they found more evidence and contraband.
Reeves is charged with the following: crossing guard lines with drugs, marijuana possession, possession of schedule II MDMA, known as the street drug Molly, facilitating a felony, items prohibited for possession by inmates and violation of oath by a public officer. Reeves is being held without bond at an undisclosed facility.
He has also been fired from his job at the jail.
The mother and girlfriend of Demarcus Norman, who was arrested for his role in the club shooting on Oct. 28, were also arrested for taking contraband to the jail to be given to Norman.
Norman's mother, 35-year-old Contessa Easley, and his girlfriend, 24-year-old Artira Harrison, both of LaGrange, were arrested and both charged with crossing guard lines with drugs, marijuana possession, possession of schedule II MDMA, unlawful use of a communication in committing or facilitating commission of a felony, and items prohibited to inmates. Both are being held without bond at the Meriwether County Jail.
"As this investigation continues there maybe additional charges made." Sheriff Smith said.