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North Mississippi jail guard charged with bringing contraband to inmates

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi jail guard is herself in jail, charged with trying to smuggle contraband to prisoners.

Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell tells news outlets that 40-year-old Angela R. Salmon of Corinth was arrested Wednesday after jail officials were told someone was bringing illegal items to inmates.

Caldwell says officers searched Salmon’s vehicle, finding a phone and several bottles of alcohol.

Salmon is charged with conspiracy to introduce contraband. She was being held Friday pending $5,000 bail. It’s unclear if she has a lawyer to speak for her.

Caldwell says officials are still trying to identify any inmates or others who may have been involved with Salmon.