4 arrested for sneaking contraband into jail
Four people, including a father and son, face charges of smuggling contraband into the Neshoba County jail, Sheriff Eric Clark said.
“I continue to vow transparency, and I am determined to keep our reputation and integrity at a high level. We will be extremely diligent in running a clean, safe and drug-free detention facility,” Clark said.
DFrancis Davis of 11530 Road 212 and Octavius Lefrancis Davis, Alexander Davis, and Alexander Davis Jr., all three of 1004 Donald Avenue, were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit a crime felony.
Clark said the arrests were made in connection to packages being intercepted by correction officers at the Neshoba County Detention Center.
The initial three arrests came on Wednesday, Jan. 5, at approximately 10 a.m.
Officials said that Alexander Davis, 47, and Alexander Davis Jr., 23 inmates at the detention center, instructed family members to bring significant amounts of cigarettes and marijuana into the detention facility.
DFrancis Davis, 57, and Octavius Davis, 20, brought prohibited items into the facility and concealed them at predetermined drop points, officials said.
Clark said that DFrancis was arrested on scene at the jail, and Octavius was arrested a few days later on Jan. 7.
Alexander Davis and Alexander Davis Jr. would manipulate inmate workers to search for and potentially acquire the items for them.
Clark said the charges came after a cooperative effort between Neshoba County Sheriff’s Deputies, Detention Officers, and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Agents ended a two-month-long investigation into contraband being brought into the NCDC.
If you have information about any crimes in Neshoba County, never hesitate to call, Clark said, 601-656-1414 or 1-855-485-8477 for anonymous tips.