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Mississippi corrections officer arrested

Brenda Denise Hicks, of Morton, is charged with introducing contraband, possession of ...
Brenda Denise Hicks, of Morton, is charged with introducing contraband, possession of methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine and extortion. (Photo source: MDOC)
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 12:17 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - The Mississippi Department of Corrections said an officer at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl was arrested Wednesday on charges related to contraband being allowed into the prison.

Correctional officer, Brenda Denise Hicks, of Morton, is charged with introducing contraband, possession of methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine and extortion.

MDOC said it has active investigations to crack down on all kinds of contraband, like drugs and cellphones.

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