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 a bulge in the back cover of a Bible dropped off March 16 for an inmate convicted of methamphetamine trafficking. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson […]
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, were found in a state vehicle. The state Department of Corrections said in a news release that 52-year-old Christopher Richardson, of Clarksdale, a 22-year employee, […]
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 contraband out of prisoners’ hands. “We are in a new era where people will use any means to get contraband into prisons,” Commissioner Christopher B. […]
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 after Rankin County sheriff’s deputies apparently foiled a plan to toss the items over a fence at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility late Wednesday night. A […]
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.