A Vicksburg, Miss., woman was charged Friday in Madison County Circuit Court with the felony charges of bringing contraband into a penal institution and unlawful possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), according to a press release from Madison County Sheriff Robert J. Hertz.
Police identified the woman as Kelsey Elizabeth Lewis, 24, of the 100 block of Short Sherman Avenue.
On Thursday, April 10, at 10:18 p.m., Lewis was brought into the Madison County Jail by the Roxana Police Department. Lewis was placed in a Madison County Jail holding cell pending formal processing. While in the holding cell, Lewis was observed acting suspiciously by a Madison County jail deputy. The deputy entered the cell and located a small package containing a white powder-like substance later determined to be cocaine.
Probable cause was developed to hold Lewis on the charges of possession of a controlled substance and bringing contraband into a penal institution. Lewis was held pending a formal review of facts by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The felony warrant and information was issued by Judge James Hackett, who set bond at $65,000.Lewis remains in the custody of the Madison County Jail.