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Woman busted on second try to deliver contraband to penal farm, sheriff says

WAPT Jackson logo WAPT Jackson 12/13/2017
Ebony Bianca Hunter © Provided by Hearst Television, Inc. Ebony Bianca Hunter

A Jackson woman is accused of trying on two occasions to deliver contraband to the Hinds County Penal Farm, the sheriff said.

Investigators received a tip that contraband or narcotics would be delivered Saturday to the penal farm in Raymond. Deputies intercepted the package, which they found stashed inside a garbage container, authorities said.

The next day, a white Chrysler 300, which was spotted Saturday, returned to the penal farm, investigators said. Ebony Bianca Hunter, who investigators said was driving the vehicle both days, was arrested.

Andre McKinney and Marcus Dent © Provided by Hearst Television, Inc. Andre McKinney and Marcus Dent

“Delivering illegal contraband into any jail is a serious crime, and it’s my responsibility to see that it doesn’t happen without consequences,” Sheriff Victor Mason said.

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Hunter, 36, is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute in a correctional facility, possession of contraband in a correctional facility and conspiracy to introduce a controlled substance into a correctional facility.

Two inmates, Andre McKinney and Marcus Dent, are also charged in connection with the case. McKinney is charged with possession of contraband in a correctional facility and two counts of conspiracy to introduce a controlled substance in a correctional facility. Dent is charged with conspiracy to introduce a controlled substance in a correctional facility.

“As this investigation progresses, we anticipate additional arrests,” Mason said.

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