Corrections officer arrested for allegedly smuggling contraband

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss (WJTV) - The Mississippi Department of Corrections arrested a corrections officer for allegedly smuggling contraband into the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County.

The Department says Kimberly Diana Scott, 35, of Pickens, is on unpaid suspension. Officers discovered Spice, marijuana and cellphones on Scott’s person, during a regular search.

 “Operation Zero Tolerance will always be in effect under my administration,” said Commissioner Pelicia E. Hall. “This is a reminder that anyone coming on prison grounds – whether that person is an employee, a visitor or a vendor, the person will be searched. If contraband is found on the person, the person will be arrested and taken to jail.”

If convicted Scott faces a maximum $25,000 fine, from three to seven years in prison, and no eligibility for probation, parole, suspension of sentence, earned time or any other reduction of sentence.

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