Sheriff: Woman being booked into Mississippi jail tried to smuggle fentanyl, marijuana

Published 5:42 am Wednesday, October 19, 2022

A woman being booked into Mississippi jail reportedly tried to smuggle fentanyl and marijuana.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman on Monday on a capias warrant on Purvis Hill Road.

Sydni Uzzle, 27 of Warren County, was taken into custody by Detective Jeff Merrit and a deputy just before 1 p.m.

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The capias warrant came from the circuit court on a failure to appear before the grand jury on a charge of possession of fentanyl.

According to Sheriff Martin Pace, individuals being booked are warned to be forthcoming about anything they have on their person. However, while being booked, a routine search by jail staff revealed that Uzzle had a small package of fentanyl and a small package of marijuana on her person.

She has now been charged with two counts of introducing contraband into a correctional facility.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Uzzle was still in Warren County Jail with a $5,000 bond set by Judge Jeff Crevitt on the contraband charges. The bond for the capias warrant has not yet been set.