Man charged after conspiring to have cannabis, cellphones picked up during prison work detail

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A man held at the Floyd County Prison in Georgia is facing charges after being caught giving instructions over the phone to a woman to drop off cannabis and two cellphones. Per the Rome News-Tribune , Anthony Maurice Barnes instructed Emmika Watson to drop off 87.4 grams of cannabis and two flip phones at a cemetery where inmates were headed for a work detail. The conversation was recorded over the prison phone system. Man, 24, caught trying to toss weed and other contraband over prison fence Collins Bay Institution intercepts another drone-dropped package on prison grounds Drone drops cell phone and weed to inmate in Ohio jail yard Barnes has been charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and use of communication device in the commission of a felony as well as items prohibited by inmates. Last month, a 24-year-old man was arrested outside South Carolina’s McCormick Correctional Institution after attempting to toss cannabis and other contraband over a prison fence . The eight packages included 241 grams of cannabis, 1.4 kilograms of tobacco, as well as six cellphones and chargers and a few other items. Others have attempted to go a more modern route when it comes to smuggling contraband into prisons, including using drones. Last year, staff at the Collins Bay Institution in Kingston, Ont. observed a drone delivering a package that contained cannabis, shatter, hash, Xanax and an unknown substance believed to be fentanyl. In a statement, Correctional Service Canada said they are working to keep up to date with contraband entering prisons by modern means. “(Correctional Service Canada) is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone,” the agency said. “CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt…

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