- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

SPRINGVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama corrections officials say three people accused of trying to throw guns, drugs and cellphones onto the grounds of a state prison in Springville have been arrested.

Department of Corrections officials said in a statement Thursday that Anthony Little and Drevan Jones, both 19 of Birmingham, and 31-year-old Alexis McKnight of Birmingham are charged with promoting illegal prison contraband.

A St. Clair Correctional Facility officer saw a suspicious vehicle near a fence and saw someone throw an object over the barrier.

Officials found unmarked packages containing the contraband and the three were taken into custody as they tried fleeing the scene. It’s unclear if they have attorneys.

Corrections officials say the facility was placed on lockdown and the incident is under investigation.

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