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Man tried to break into Alabama jail with marijuana, cigarettes and cell phones, cops say

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Source: Pike County Sheriff's Office, MEGA

Nov. 10 2021, Published 9:21 a.m. ET

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A man has been arrested after he allegedly tried to break into the Pike County Jail in Alabama earlier this week.

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Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas said jail staff saw a man come through the jail’s fence on a security monitor around 2 a.m.on Nov. 8, according to WSFA-12.

Jadakis McKinney, 19, has been charged with promoting prison contraband, possession of marijuana and criminal trespass, WSFA-12 reported.

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The sheriff told WSFA-12 McKinney had cigarettes, marijuana, cell phones and chargers.

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“Hopefully can eliminate some of the contraband coming in our jail. We were aware that there were contraband, that there had been some coming in. We’d lock the jail down at night. So, you know, inmates are always running scams just because they’re locked up doesn’t mean they stop doing what they’re doing,” Thomas said.

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McKinney is now being held himself at the Pike County Jail on a $23,500 bail, WSFA-12 reported.

Thomas told WSFA-12 that a crew is at the jail working to fix the fences.

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