According to police and jail records:
Police arrested Regina Renee Fullins, 27, as she attempted to deliver more than an ounce of marijuana on Tuesday. She was charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and giving articles or items to inmates without the consent of the warden.
The pot was being smuggled in flattened cardboard boxes being taken for recycling.
Fullins had two children who appeared to be younger than 10 years old with her when she was arrested, said Cpl. Ghee Wilson, a Floyd County sheriff’s deputy assigned to the Rome-Floyd Metro Task Force. The children are now in DFACS custody, he said.
Floyd County Prison officials received intelligence that marijuana was being smuggled inside, according to Warden Jeff Chandler. They did an investigation and contacted the task force.
Fullins is believed to be the only one who was smuggling the marijuana, according to Wilson and Chandler.
At least two prisoners have been identified as suspects in the case and have been segregated pending the outcome of a criminal and disciplinary investigation, according to Chandler.
“Today’s investigation was centered around the source,” Chandler said, who believes this was Fullins’ first attempt to transfer the drug to inmates. “Now we are going further.”