Shakedown nets contraband
December 19, 2019
Inmates at the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton got an early wakeup call at 5 a.m. Saturday when more than 40 law enforcement officers conducted a shakedown that turned up some contraband, but no cell phones.
Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson the officers secured the facility and during the search found a small amount of fermented fruit, a small amount of tobacco and two small hand-made weapons.
In February, the same type of shakedown resulted in seizing 13 cell phones, four weapons, three bags of tobacco and six telephone chargers.
“Although a few small items were located,...