Detention Center officer arrested for contra band - - Jackson, MS

Detention Center officer arrested for contraband

RAYMOND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Raymond Detention Center officer has been arrested and charged with introduction of contraband into a correctional facility.

Tobacco, marijuana, morphine pills, a cellphone and cellphone charger were found in Desmon Funches' coat when he reported to work Thursday afternoon.

It's standard procedure to search employees upon entering the facility. Funches took his coat off prior to going through the search process. Another officer picked up his coat while Funches was being searched. He noticed that it was extremely heavy and searched it, finding the items in a taped bundle.

Funches, who once worked for Judge Gowan and was reassigned because of work policy violations, was reassigned to the RDC nearly four months ago.

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