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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

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,...

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