Mom jailed for sneaking ‘spice’ into prison for son
By Dwayne Bremer
Apr 9, 2013, 18:13
A Waveland woman was arrested last week after she allegedly tried to smuggle Spice and tobacco to her son, who is an inmate at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Raymond.
According to a press release from the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Susan Brewer, 58, of Waveland was arrested on Saturday and charged with possession of controlled substance and introduction of contraband into a correctional facility.
Brewer – who is the mother of Christopher Mazur, 29 – went to the jail to visit her son on Saturday, officials said.
She was accompanied by another woman, Keneithea Johnson, 35, of Columbia, officials said.
Corrections officers seized 55 grams of Spice and 240 grams of tobacco which the women were attempting to bring to Mazur and another inmate.
Both women were taken into custody and booked at the Greene County jail. Mazur, who is serving a three-year sentence for possession of controlled substance in Hancock County, was not charged.
Unlike the Hancock County Jail where inmate visitation is conducted via video conference, MDOC inmates are allowed to have contact visits with family members.
The arrest of Brewer and Johnson is the fourth incident in the past two months where people have tried to smuggle contraband to MDOC inmates, MDOC Commission Chris Epps said.
Epps said Tuesday that MDOC is cracking down on people bringing contraband to inmates and more arrests may be forthcoming.
"While we may not catch everyone who brings in illegal items to our prison system, we are determined to catch as many as we can,” Epps said. “If you are bringing in drugs, cell phones or any other contraband, you never know when you may be caught. Keeping out contraband continues to be one of our greatest challenges in corrections”