Deputies arrest one for contraband
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On Monday, an investigator for the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Office noticed a suspicious vehicle driving near the prison facility.

The vehicle made a pass and then took a farm road toward the rear of the prison. It was suspected the occupants of the vehicle were looking for a way to get contraband over or through the fence.

Additional investigators responded and set up a perimeter.

At approximately 1:19 a.m. Tuesday, sheriff investigators spotted a white female carrying a duffle bag, approach the prison on foot.

The female, later identified as Lana Yates of Corinth, went directly to a fence gate where she was stopped and arrested by BCSO investigators.

The duffle bag contained cell phone chargers, 19 of the 1 lb. bags of loose tobacco and various other tobacco products.

Yates will be charged with introduction of contraband into a prison and conspiracy to commit a crime.

The vehicle and the white male suspect driving it, left the area and officers were not able to locate it.

However, BCSO investigators have information that should eventually lead to his arrest.

Tobacco is banned in all MDOC facilities. It is a felony offense to attempt to deliver tobacco products to an inmate.