An Alcorn County correctional facility officer was arrested Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to introduce contraband, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said.
The employee, Angela R. Salmon, 40, of Tate Street, Corinth, was booked into the county jail.
She was arrested after Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility officers received information that a correctional officer was allegedly bringing contraband to inmates, a sheriff’s office news release says.
Salmon’s vehicle was searched when she showed up for work Wednesday, and officials allegedly “discovered several items of contraband,” including a phone and several bottles of alcohol, the release added.
“I would like to commend the officers and deputies that caught this employee,” Caldwell said in a statement. “I want to stress that any employee that is caught breaking the law will be arrested and charged. We will not accept this type of behavior from individuals entrusted with keeping Alcorn County safe.”
Salmon remains in jail on a $5,000 bond, and the investigation is ongoing in an attempt to identify any inmates or other people who may be involved, the sheriff said.