Two MDOC officers arrested for having contraband at prison - - Jackson, MS

Two MDOC officers arrested for having contraband at prison

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Two corrections officers have been arrested this week for allegedly having contraband at the prisons where they worked.

23-year-old Martonius Jones of Cleveland was arrested Monday at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman after officers found alcohol in Dasani water bottles and what appeared to be two bundles of marijuana wrapped in plastic.

Jones is charged with introduction of a controlled substance into a correctional facility and introduction of alcohol into a correctional facility. He was booked into the Sunflower County Jail.

32-year-old Darrell Wilder of Jackson is charged with possession of prohibited items by persons other than offenders.

He was arrested at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility on Tuesday after a plastic bag containing 29.7 grams of tobacco was found under his vehicle during a random search.

Wilder was taken to the Rankin County Detention Center. He faces a maximum one year in prison, or $1,000 fine, or both, if convicted.

If convicted on the controlled substance charge, Jones faces between three and seven years in prison and a maximum $25,000 fine.

A conviction on the alcohol charge carries between two and five years and a fine up to $10,000.

The person is not eligible for probation, parole, earned release supervision or any other sentence reduction, if convicted of either charge.

Wilder, who was hired June 2, 2014, and Jones, who has been on the job since Aug. 18, 2014, are being recommended for suspension and face termination.

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