Shanks, cell phones seized during shakedown at Pike County Jail


PIKE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Authorities seized multiple items, including shanks and cell phones, during a shakedown at the Pike County Jail. The shakedown happened on Friday, October 8.

According to investigators, agents searched Cell Block A, Cell Block C, the kitchen and the laundry room of the jail. They found four cell phones, multiple phone chargers, several shanks, multiple items that could be used as weapons and other contraband.

Officials said the shakedown search resulted from a three-week investigation that is still ongoing.

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