A correctional supervisor at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Greene County is facing criminal charges after being found with contraband.

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Lt. LaShawn Lynette Coleman, 53, is charged with possession of alcoholic beverages within a correctional facility and trafficking in controlled substance. Coleman was arrested following a search of her personal belongings after she arrived for work Sept. 19. 20 small packs of a green leafy substance…

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A former Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services employee is accused of child sex crimes.

TISHOMINGO COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT/WCBI) – 26-year-old Lauren Cavness was indicted on two counts of sexual battery, child exploitation, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. In the indictment, prosecutors allege Cavness had sex with two juveniles under her care. She’s accused of having a child engaging in sexually explicit…