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.