Inmate found with marijuana, officers say


Deputies say an inmate at the Richmond County Correctional Institution was found in possession of marijuana Sunday.

Mencarter Traun Allen, 35, was found with five grams of marijuana during a strip search after visitation, according to an incident report. Field testing confirmed the substance was marijuana, and deputies turned the drugs over to the drug safe at the sheriff’s office headquarters for safekeeping.

A correctional officer said the incident would be forwarded through the chain of command at the institution and that a warrant will be obtained during normal business hours.