Man arrested for attempting to smuggle contraband in Pike County jail

Man arrested for attempting to smuggle contraband in Pike County jail
Confiscated contraband (Source: Pike County Sheriff's Office)

PIKE CO., Miss. (WLBT) - A man faces several charges after attempting to smuggle contraband into the Pike County jail, says the Pike County Sheriff’s Office.

According to deputies, Marcus Martin was arrested on five counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, three counts of misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, malicious mischief over $1,000 (felony), contraband items/possesses in jail (felony), and attempted to introduce contraband to a prisoner (felony).

Marcus Martin
Marcus Martin (Source: Pike County Sheriff's Office)

The confiscated contraband included cell phones and narcotics.

Deputies say the investigation is ongoing.

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