Prisoners looking to get juiced lose contraband instead

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This past weekend revealed a whole lot more than juice when an officer at the Golden Grove Prison in Trinidad and Tobago found cannabis, mobile phones, charges and even some bamboo wrapping paper inside several juice boxes. The discovery was made at about 8:10 a.m. on May 8 while a corrections officer was supervising lunch preparation at the institution, notes a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service . While inspecting the rice bins, the officer found transparent plastic bag with five one-litre juice boxes. When staff found a phone charger and what looked like weed wrapped in clear tape in one of box, the others were also searched. Man charged after conspiring to have cannabis, cellphones picked up during prison work detail Man, 24, caught trying to toss weed and other contraband over prison fence Smuggling ploy flushed out when police discover hospital toilet used to stash weed, meth and LSD “Three of them contained marijuana while the fourth contained six mobile phones, four chargers as well as the bamboo wrapping paper,” the police report. In all, the cannabis weighed 1.99 kilograms. The probe also revealed 25 packs of cigarettes separated into five bundles, each containing five decks. It is not clear from police if the wrapping paper was, indeed, wrapping paper or had another function. Last year, an inmate at the Rock County Jail in Wisconsin was charged in connection with a scheme involving drug-laced paper, including children’s drawings, being mailed to the correctional facility. The correctional staff in Trinidad and Tobago informed officers at the Arouca Police Station, who then seized the contraband. Inquiries into the smuggling attempt are continuing. Responses to the find were varied. One commenter suggested allowing inmates cannabis could be used to treat ailments, while a second emphasized the need for more…

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