Two deputies were arrested Tuesday after they were caught bringing contraband to inmates at the Alcorn County jail, the Sheriffs Office said.

Sgt. Michael Harris, 44, and corrections officer Jerry Gray, 34, were charged with conspiracy to introduce contraband into a correctional facility, according to the Alcon County Sheriffs Office.

Nicolas Sanderson, 19, was also arrested after working with a female associate of an inmate to bring contraband to the jail, the Sheriffs Office.

According to the Sheriffs Office, an arrest warrant has been issued for the female associate, who was not identified.

Their cases will be brought to the Alcorn County grand jury, the Sheriffs Office said.

We work every day to keep the jail and correction facility safe and free of contraband, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said in a statement. We will continue to investigate any incidents involving contraband being brought into our facilities. Whether it be employees or outside visitors, these cases will be taken seriously and those involved will be arrested and prosecuted.

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