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Cops prevent contraband from reaching inmates' hands
Monday, August 8, 2011

LEE COUNTY, SC (WIS) - One man was arrested and charged with trying to throw contraband over security fences at the Lee Correctional Institute in Bishopville Saturday evening. Deputies said they're still searching for two other suspects.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office was notified of the activity and told three male suspects, who were all dressed in black, ran into a nearby cornfield.

Deputies along with the South Carolina Highway Patrol set up a perimeter around the area and arrested Jermaine Rivers a short time later.

Rivers was taken in for questioning and eventually charged. He is currently at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

The group spent another four hours looking for the other two suspects before calling off the search. They are still trying to ID those individuals.

Contraband was taken as evidence. Deputies said some of the items confiscated included 34 packs of tobacco, one pack of marijuana, and nine cell phones with chargers.

If you have any information concerning the incident that could help authorities, you are asked to call Crimestoppers.

Source: http://www.wistv.com/story/15224842/cops-prevent-34-packs-of-tobacco-from-reaching-inmates-hands

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