Man, 24, caught trying to toss weed and other contraband over prison fence

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A 24-year-old man was arrested outside South Carolina’s McCormick Correctional Institution Monday after he was seen trying to deliver cannabis and other contraband to the prison by tossing the goods over a fence. Reginald Jamar Sims had thrown or was attempting to throw eight packages over the fence at the maximum-security facility when he was arrested, notes a statement from the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC). A copy of the arrest warrant provided by SCDC indicates the packages contained 241 grams of marijuana, three pounds (1.4 kilograms) of tobacco, six cellphones, six cellphone charges, nine cigarette lighters, seven spools of sewing thread, three sewing needles and one set of headphones. “Probable cause is based on witness statement and recovery of evidence,” the arrest information notes. Bud blunder: Guard pinched for trying to smuggle pot into prison inside food container Nebraska prison worker arrested for smuggling cannabis inside a toilet paper roll Feeling peckish? Smugglers include chicken wings with weed, other contraband in illicit care packages Sims has been charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, providing contraband to a prisoner and trespassing, reports SCDC, thanking the McCormick County Sheriff’s Department for its assistance. According to Deaton Law Firm , possessing any more than one ounce (28 grams) of cannabis in South Carolina can be treated as a distribution crime. Possession with intent to distribute is a felony charge and penalties include a fine up to US$5,000 ($6,300) and/or up to five years in prison, the information adds. Correctional facilities both north and south of the border have a long history of having contraband snuck inside, sometimes not successfully. Late last year in Mississippi, under the cloak of darkness, would-be delivery men tossed more than two dozen packages of weed and other things , including some stuffed into footballs,…

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