Two Alcorn inmates returning to Parchman after attempting to smuggle drugs into regional jail

CORINTH – Two Alcorn County regional jail inmates are being returned to the state penitentiary in Parchman to serve out their sentences and face additional charges for attempting to smuggle drugs and contraband into the Corinth facility.

Romon Moss, 26, was arrested Wednesday as he entered the regional jail area housing state prisoners with half a pound of marijuana, 3 grams of methamphetamine, 18 pain pills, Spice and a cell phone. He was returning after a day out on work release and was caught by corrections officers, said narcotics Investigator Darrell Hopkins.

He is charged with four counts of introducing drugs to a state prison and one count introducing contraband to a prison because of the cell phone. His bond was set at $20,000, and he awaits transport to Parchman.

Last week, on March 13, Roventay Peden, 31, attempted to bring half a pound of marijuana into the regional jail as he re-entered at the end of a day of work release, Hopkins said. When caught, Peden attempted to throw the marijuana away as he fled from corrections officers. He is charged with felony introducing drugs to a prison and bond was set at $5,000. He awaits transport to Parchman.