Arrests warrants have been issued in Miller County for two women accused of trying to supply contraband to an inmate at the Arkansas Department of Community Correction Center in Texarkana.
Warrants have been issued for Tina Marie Abernathy, 53, and Courtney Ryan Smith, 26, both of Crossett, Ark., court records show. According to an affidavit filed by the Arkansas State Police, a corrections center employee found a black package containing cigarette papers, Bugler tobacco, and wintergreen fine cut tobacco on the roof.
Video surveillance allegedly showed Tina Abernathy pulling up near the center in a red trick at about 5:30 p.m. Dec. 22. Smith allegedly got out of the truck carrying a black package. According to the affidavit, Tina Abernathy is the mother of inmate Harlan Abernathy and Smith is allegedly Harlan Abernathy's fiancé.
Harlan Abernathy is currently serving time on a drug offense originating from Ashley County, Ark. According to court records, Miller County Circuit Judge Carlton Jones signed off Jan. 8 on the warrants for the women's arrests.