Century Prison Visitors Facing Charges For Contraband Including Phones, Drugs

May 15, 2019

One of two women that allegedly tried to smuggle contraband into the prison in Century has been arrested.

On September 3, 2018, a K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics in a Chevrolet Impala in the parking lot of the Century Correctional Institution.  Two women, identified as Rukeiya Heygood and Rikeishma Noack, were inside the vehicle with two children.

CCI staff reported finding a cellphone, eight chargers and nine SIM cards inside the vehicle.

A metal detector alerted to electronic contraband on the women.. The Florida Department of Corrections said  further investigation revealed both visitors to also be in possession of additional contraband on their person including eight cell phones, nine SIM cards, eight chargers and marijuana. The contraband was allegedly hidden in rubber balloons inside the body cavities of the women.

The contraband was seized, and arrest warrants were later prepared.

Heywood was booked into the Escambia County Jail this week on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, smuggling a cellular phone into a prison and smuggling a controlled substance into a prison. Her bond was set at $35,500.

The Department of Children and Families was also contacted due to there being children in the vehicle.



13 Responses to “Century Prison Visitors Facing Charges For Contraband Including Phones, Drugs”

  1. Shay on May 16th, 2019 7:43 am


    A a paramedic with a husband who works in law enforcement and having worked shortly as a corrections officer I will tell you that it happens more than you would think. When I reported to work every day, starting at orientation day, my car was gone over and I had to go through an metal detector just like everybody else. I removed my boots, belt and jewelry. A wand was moved over my body. If I brought a lunch box it was even xray’d and looked through. We were under video surveillance every where we went as were the visitors and inmates. On orientation day they fired a young kid because he had a pocket knife visible in his unlocked truck. Duhhhh. Hmmmm Doesn’t sound like it would be any easier for a c/o to snuggle it in either.

  2. Amazed on May 15th, 2019 4:48 pm

    @Shay Hmmmm… guess you missed the part where the metal detectors alerted the CO’s of the contraband and they found it before they got into visitation. If they had made it into the visiting room, they would have had to retrieve the phones without being noticed by the CO’s watching, then transferred them to the inmate, who upon leaving visitation, would have ALSO had to pass a metal detector with the cell phones in a cavity… WHOA…. Doesn’t sound very easy for visitors to get things like that in to me!

  3. Video on May 15th, 2019 4:10 pm

    It is called video visitation. It’s 2019, come on DOC, get updated will you.

  4. contrabandishiddeneverywhere on May 15th, 2019 11:54 am

    tg on May 15th, 2019 7:17 am

    You are so right!
    and all mail needs to be postcards only with embossed stamps!

  5. chris on May 15th, 2019 11:21 am

    With the kids in the car with them. What a wonderful learning experience for junior..

  6. Cliff Huffman on May 15th, 2019 11:05 am

    And a partridge in a pear tree.

  7. ellis on May 15th, 2019 10:40 am

    Damn! better wash those phones!

  8. ewwwww on May 15th, 2019 9:30 am

    dang dude, your phone smells like CRAP!!! Where’d you get it from……..
    Seriously though, great job catching these folks trying to make prison time a vacation. Hope to see more busts like this!

  9. w.w. on May 15th, 2019 8:40 am

    “contraband on their person including eight cell phones, nine SIM cards, eight chargers and marijuana. The contraband was allegedly hidden in rubber balloons inside the body cavities of the women.”

    EIGHT CELL PHONES in a cavity? Can you hear me now!!!

  10. Shay on May 15th, 2019 7:35 am

    Hmmmm where are all the people that insisted it was the c/o’s bringing it in because there is no way visitors could?

    Great job to those that facilitated these arrests. Keep up the good job!!

  11. tg on May 15th, 2019 7:17 am

    Make all visits by TV its hard to pass anything.

  12. Karen on May 15th, 2019 7:15 am

    What idiots! Gots to take care of my man.

  13. Mr. Metoo on May 15th, 2019 6:00 am

    Now send her to prison and let her wait for Mr. Wonderful to bring her some goodies in balloons.

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