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Hinds County detention officer faces nearly 4 years for bringing meth into jail

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A former Hinds County detention officer has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for introducing contraband into the county jail.

26-year-old Marcell Anderson of Madison will be spending time on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to court documents, on August 18, 2018, Anderson attempted to introduce contraband into the Hinds County Detention Center in Raymond.

Anderson had an electrical taped bundle in his pants containing methamphetamine, marijuana, spice (synthetic marijuana), Xanax pills, rolling papers, and lighters.

The detention officer was indicted by a federal grand jury and he pled guilty on January 25 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Keesha Middleton.

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