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Teen arrested on drug charge during jail visit

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Posted: May 7, 2013 8:53 AM
Source: AP

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Topics: Pearl, Mississippi, teenager, arrested, prison, marijuana, visiting, sister

PEARL, Miss.- A Ridgeland teenager has been arrested at the Rankin County prison for allegedly having marijuana while attempting to visit his sister.

The Clarion-Ledger reports the 17-year-old was arrested Saturday and charged with possession of marijuana.

Investigators say he was initially detained after tobacco slipped out of his pants when he was about to enter the prison's visitation center. Tobacco is not permitted there.

Investigators say they then found marijuana hidden in the tobacco.

The teen was booked at the Juvenile Detention Center in Pelahatchie.

It was not immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

The sister was serving an 18-year sentence for an armed robbery in Neshoba County.

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