- Associated Press
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

LEAKESVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi prison supervisor was arrested and accused of bringing contraband to work, officials said.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections told news outlets Monday that Lt. LaShawn Lynette Coleman, 53, was charged with possession of alcoholic beverages within a correctional facility and trafficking in controlled substance.


The agency said authorities searched Coleman and found twenty small packs of a “green leafy substance,” six $100 bills in her pockets and a plastic jug labeled Clorox that appeared to contain alcohol.

She was arrested on Sept. 19.

Coleman worked at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Greene County and was with the agency for 26 years. The agency said Coleman will be fired.

It’s unclear whether Coleman had an attorney who could comment on her behalf.


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