Prison guard trainee charged with introducing pot, cell phone and paraphernalia into prison

Published 10:07 pm Wednesday, September 4, 2019

A correctional officer trainee at a prison in Mississippi has been charged after contraband was found in one of the facility’s kitchens.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections says 34-year-old Dominique Foster, of Jackson, was arrested Tuesday on introduction of contraband. It was unknown if she is represented by an attorney.

The contraband found Monday at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility included marijuana, tobacco, one cellphone, tobacco rolling paper, cigarette packs and lighters.

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State officials said Wednesday that based on the investigation, Foster, who was hired in February, could face additional charges.

If convicted, Foster faces up to 15 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.