JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Fayette woman has been sentenced for attempting to smuggle contraband into the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.
31-year-old Liniee Shay Winston entered an open plea before Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Lamar Pickard to five separate counts in February. That means she refused to accept the state's recommended sentence and threw herself on the mercy of the court.
Tuesday, Judge Pickard sentenced Winston to five years on each count to run consecutively. Winston will serve the term under house arrest.
The judge also ordered Winston to pay a $10,000 fine by Monday or be subject to resentencing and to pay $308 for court costs and a $110 bond fee.
Winston was arrested for attempting to smuggle marijuana, cell phones, and liquor into the Jefferson County Correctional Facility for inmate Demon Clopton in early 2009. Clopton was serving time for the sale and possession of cocaine.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office busted the contraband operation after receiving an anonymous tip that someone was attempting to smuggle contraband into the prison.
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