Two women arrested for sneaking drugs into prison for inmates on the same day
Media, PA – Today Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland announced that Colleen Marie Davies, 37, of Newark, Del., and Kimberley Packard, 29, of Brookhaven, were arrested for bringing drugs into the George W. Hill Correctional Facility on December 11, 2018, in two separate incidents.
Colleen Marie Davies, 37, of the unit block of Wenark Drive in Newark, is charged with contraband, a felony of the second degree, and other drug-related charges. The investigation was conducted by Detective Brian Alexander of the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and investigators with the George W. Hill Correctional Facility.
Kimberley Packard, 29, of the 1200 block of W. Chelton Road in Brookhaven is charged with contraband, a felony of the second degree, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, an ungraded felony, along with other drug-related charges. The investigation conducted by CID Detective Thomas Scarpato and investigators with the George W. Hill Correctional Facility.
On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, an investigation was launched in reference to a report of contraband in the prison. Sergeant Saleem Jones and Sergeant Richard Lynch were monitoring inmate Andrew Heverin's visit with Colleen Davies. On video, she was seen extending her right hand balled into a fist across the table and passing an unknown object to inmate Heverin, who took the object and placed it into his mouth. Officers immediately confronted inmate Heverin, who was ordered to remove the object from his mouth. He ignored them and ingested the object. The visitor, Colleen Davies, was questioned by authorities, who took a written statement and searched of her vehicle. She told them she provided inmate Heverin with suboxone. Inside her vehicle, K9 Officer Jamar Brinson located a bottle of alprazolam, with 70 pills inside, and other pills including amphetamine-dextroamphetamine, methylphenidate pills, along with drug paraphernalia including unused syringes, a straw and a glass pipe filled with a white powdery substance. All pills were identified with the District Attorney’s CID narcotics detection Progeny ResQ 1064 analyzer.
In a separate incidence, on December 11, 2018, information was received that visitor Kimberly Packard was going to bring contraband into the George W. Hill Correctional Facility to inmate Michael Santangelo. After her visit the week prior, inmate Santangelo was found to have overdosed on heroin, which he had received from Packard. During her visit at the prison, Packard was acting suspicious while fidgeting around in her chair. Inmate Santangelo arrived to the visitation area and after embracing Packard in a hug, Packard and Santangelo were confronted by authorities. Inmate Santangelo and Packard were searched, however, no contraband was found on them. When Packard was advised that a search of her vehicle needed to be conducted, she stated that she had locked her keys in her vehicle.
When prison staff offered to assist her in getting into her locked vehicle, she then provided the wrong color of her car and stated it had been stolen from the parking lot. Through further investigation and video, surveillance authorities located her vehicle, which was different from how she described, and Sgt. Brison and K9 Officer Carpenter conducted a search. Inside the vehicle they located 27 used blue wax paper bags each containing a white powdery substance, 30 syringes, three rolled cigarettes, four preloaded syringes each containing a clear liquid, one bottle labeled nitroglycerin containing a white powdery substance, 75 clonazepam pills, in addition to other pulls including Oxycodone and Alprazolam. The recovered items were recovered and given to CID Detective Thomas Scarpato as evidence.
“Bringing drugs into a correctional facility is not only a felony crime but it extremely dangerous and puts the safety of corrections officers, staff, inmates and members of the community at risk,” said Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland. “Those who attempt to sneak drugs into prison will be investigated, arrested and prosecuted. I would like to commend the staff and investigators at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility for their continued diligence to investigating contraband and their effort to stop it from entering the prison. I would also like to commend CID Detectives Brian Alexander and Thomas Scarpato for their investigative efforts that led to these arrests.”
Colleen Davies and Kimberley Packard were arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Diane M. Holefelder who set bail at ten percent of $50,000 and ordered a drug and alcohol evaluation. The defendants were remanded to the George W. Hill Correctional Facility after failing to post bail. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for December 20, 2018.
CRIMINAL CHARGES, AND ANY DISCUSSION THEREOF, ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS AND ALL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY
DELAWARE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
MEDIA, PENNSYLVANIA 19063
KATAYOUN M. COPELAND JOSEPH A. RYAN
DISTRICT ATTORNEY CHIEF OF DETECTIVES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: December 13, 2018
CONTACT PERSON: Emily H. Harris, 610.891.4252