An East Prairie man is facing more charges after a jail contraband investigation. 40-year-old Jimmy Allen Polston was charged with possession of a weapon/dangerous item in the county jail and damage to jail property. Bond was set at $50,000. Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore says the investigation began when a corrections officer saw Polston carrying a piece of paper across the inmate living quarters. Surveillance video showed Polston had left a cell with a lit paper, and then walked back into a different, unoccupied cell after passing the ignited note through the door. A search found a cigarette lighter, and Polston acknowledged using and concealing it. A lighter is classified as dangerous contraband.
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