Dixon Correctional worker accused of bringing contraband into the East Feliciana prison _lowres

April Lemon

A correctional officer at Dixon Correctional Institute in Jackson was arrested after she was caught Monday afternoon bringing 91 grams of synthetic marijuana to work, said an East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

April Lemon, 33, was booked Monday night on a count of introduction of contraband into a penal facility, a felony.

Lemon, whose home address is in McComb, Mississippi, was released Tuesday on $10,000 bail, said Sgt. Kevin Garig.

Lemon might have had accomplices, Garig said, noting his office is still investigating.

Pam Laborde, a state Department of Public Safety and Corrections spokeswoman, said the synthetic marijuana was found in Lemon’s lunch container.

“The facility received information that she was going to be bringing in contraband to the facility, so when she arrived for her shift, she was pat-frisked and her belongings were searched as well,” Laborde said.

Lemon has worked at Dixon for less than a year, Laborde said.