Sheriff: Woman tried to smuggle meth to inmate in Bible

March 21, 2017 in News, Religion

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – Today’s Bible lesson: It’s a bad idea to use the good book to smuggle drugs into jail. A Mississippi sheriff says the jail’s property officer noticed […]

Mississippi prison guard arrested; contraband seized

November 17, 2015 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A corrections officer at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman has been arrested after seven large bags of contraband, including tobacco, cell phones and suspected alcohol, […]

Stopping contraband never-ending battle for Mississippi prison officials

March 18, 2014 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi corrections officials have added netting, body scanners and monthly prison searches to a growing list of steps to keep illegal cellphones, drugs, tobacco and other […]

Four people arrested, contraband seized outside prison in Rankin County

January 11, 2014 in News, The Buzz

The Mississippi Link Newswire  JACKSON   – Four people have been arrested and several plastic bags of tobacco, a dozen cell phones with phone chargers and other suspected contraband were seized […]

Vendor charged with taking contraband to prison

August 2, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A 26-year-old Canton man has been released on a $50,000 bond after allegedly trying to smuggle drugs, alcohol, cell phones and other items into a correctional facility in Pearl.

Twenty-six-year-old James Brooks was released from jail Monday following his arrest on Friday, July 26. Brooks, a truck driver for a private vendor, was taken into custody after a search of the Stericycle truck he had driven to the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility turned up the contraband.

MDOC officials discovered cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, 46 cell phones, 44 phone charges, an I-Pod, alcohol, 94 vacuumed packed bags of tobacco, 21 lighters, a pack of hearing aid batteries and 21 bags of yeast.