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Ammar Harris Charged In Prison Cell Phone Plot

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Ammar Harris is accused of  a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, which left three people dead. (booking photo: LVMPD)

Ammar Harris is accused of a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, which left three people dead. (booking photo: LVMPD)

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(Las Vegas, NV) — Ammar Harris and six others face charges in connection with smuggling cellphones into prison.

Harris being held on charges in connection with the 2013 strip shooting that left three people death.  Now Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says Harris and six others are charged with smuggling cell phones into High Desert State Prison where Harris is being held.

According to officials Harris provided $2,000 to an associate named Amy Colon.  Colon then provided the money to Charmain Simmons, the mother of another inmate involved named Derrick McKnight.  Simmons then provided the money to Reann Gadson, who purchased two cellular phones and provided them to Olga Gonzalez.  Gadson and Gonzalez then met with former Correctional Officer Derland Blake, who allegedly smuggled the phones and other items into High Desert State Prison and on to Harris and McKnight.

The phones were located in May inside  Ammar Harris’ prison cell.

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