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Prison worker arrested for contraband

A local news agency is reporting an Alabama Department of Corrections officer has been arrested and charged with promoting prison contraband.

29-year-old Laneitria Shanaye Hasberry is accused of bringing nearly 200 grams of marijuana into Staton Correctional Facility Wednesday in exchange for $1,000.

Hasberry was arrested Wednesday and transported to the Elmore County Jail.

She is out on bond according to jail records.

Melanie began her career as a work study student, working in the areas of news reporting, anchoring and news-gathering. After graduating from Alabama State University, she worked as a production assistant at the local NBC affiliate, WSFA-TV. As a News Director at WVAS-FM, Melanie leads her team to produce award- winning newscasts and talk shows. Her professional achievements includes News Reporter of the Year for a number of years and awards for talk show producer, by the Alabama Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press. She is an active member of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Her goals are to expand the reach of WVAS FM into more homes locally, regionally and nationally.