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Smugglers toss chicken wings, marijuana over fence of Mississippi prison

Smugglers toss chicken winds, marijuana over fence of Mississippi prison
Smugglers toss chicken winds, marijuana over fence of Mississippi prison(MDOC)
Updated: Dec. 8, 2020 at 6:56 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Chicken wings, marijuana and cigars were among the contraband intercepted at a Mississippi prison Monday morning.

According to MDOC, smugglers threw more than 25 packages over a section of fence at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution around 1:30 a.m. These packages contained such items as cellphones, marijuana and 7 pounds of barbecued chicken wings.

Some of the contraband was also sewn into footballs which, according to MDOC, “easily cleared” the prison’s 18-foot tall fence.

Due to sensing technology, officers were able to locate the contraband and also caught sight of the smugglers’ vehicle. A search is now underway for that vehicle by state and local law enforcement.

Among the contraband seized, officials found:

  • 4 pounds of marijuana
  • 20 pounds of tobacco and rolling papers
  • 38 cellphones, chargers and Blue Tooth earbuds
  • An assortment of cigars
  • Over-the-counter cold medications
  • 10 cans of snuff
  • Several packs of cigarettes and lighters
  • 1 scale
  • 1 head scarf
  • 7 pounds of barbequed chicken wings.

Inmates having any connection with the smuggling attempt will lose eligibility for early release and accumulated earned time.

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