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Two arrested for contraband in Alcorn Co. facility

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Updated: 3/20/2014 5:03 pm
CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) -- Two work release inmates were arrested for bringing contraband into the Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility.

Corrections officers say Roventay Peden, 31, and Romon Moss, 24, were both charged.

Peden attempted to bring in half a pound of marijuana and tried to throw the drug as he fled from officers during a search on March 13.

He is charged with introducing drugs to a prison.

He was serving time for cocaine possession out of Neshoba County.

Peden's bond was set at $5,000.

Romon Moss also attempted to bring half a pound of marijuana into the prison as well as three grams of methamphetamine, 18 pain pills, spice and a cell phone.

Romon was charged with four counts of introducing drugs to a state prison and one count of introducing contraband to a prison due to the cell phone.

His bond was set at $20,000.

Moss was serving 12 years for burglary and receiving stolen property out of Lafayette County.

Authorities say both are awaiting transportation to Parchman.

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