Woman denies knowledge of contraband in food she carried for prisoner

February 20, 2024

Tiffany Taylor

STAR Writer

Corrina Clarke, the Corporate Area woman who alleged attempted to smuggle contraband into the lock-up at the Constant Spring Police Station, was remanded in custody following her first court appearance on Tuesday.

Clarke, who is pregnant, pleaded not guilty to introducing prohibited items into lock-ups and unlawful possession of property following yesterday's incident. She told the court that she was asked to deliver the food to a prisoner, and that her boyfriend was not the intended recipient.

"Somebody call me and ask me to carry some food to the lock-up. I don't even know the person," Clarke explained.

The woman, who is the common-law spouse of murder accused Ojo Russell, visited the police station with a meal for a prisoner. The meal was inspected and the police noticed a second container glued to the one with the food.

Two cell phones, tobacco, Rizzla paper and vegetable matter resembling ganja were found in the concealed container.

She was remanded in custody until March 5 by Senior Parish Judge Lori-Anne Cole-Montaque.

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