Talk about a burrito with everything. A pair of Central Mississippi Correctional Facility guards were busted for allegedly attempting to smuggle contraband into prison via some very unique methods, including hiding tobacco in a foot-long sub and packing pot inside three burritos.
Arrested separately last week, Erling Gresham, 26, and Tamikta Russell, 34, are both charged with “possession of prohibited items by persons other than offenders.” If convicted, the officers could face a $1,000 fine and up to a year in prison. Gresham would have made $200 if he successfully smuggled in nearly three ounces of tobacco to an inmate.
Russell is also charged with possession of marijuana and introduction of contraband. According to reports Russell allegedly filled three burritos with a total of 48.7 grams of marijuana wrapped in plastic bags – along with over six ounces of tobacco. Under Mississippi’s harsh cannabis laws, Russell faces a fine of up to $25,000 and 3-7 years in prison with no possibility of parole.
Introducing contraband into a correctional facility also carries a fine of up to $25,000 and an additional 3-15 years behind bars.