JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A correctional guard is on unpaid suspension after she was caught with a cellphone, marijuana and spice upon reporting to work at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections said Thursday that 35-year-old Kimberly Diana Scott, of Pickens, was arrested Sunday. She was taken into custody on a charge that prohibits the sale, possession or use of controlled substances in a correctional facility. The contraband was found on Scott's person during a routine search.
Scott, who's worked for the department for four years, was released after posting bond Tuesday. She faces up to seven years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted.
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