wjz-13 all-news-99-1-wnew 1057-the-fan 1300logo2_67x35
FOOTBALL FRENZY: Ravens To Play Final Preseason Game Vs. Saints On Thursday | Stats & Recaps | Play The Pro Football Challenge | Ravens News | Upload Your Purple Pride Photos | Knockout Pool


Authorities Thwart Smuggling Attempt At Jail

View Comments
baltimore city detention center

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland prison officials say they used closed-circuit cameras to stop an attempt to smuggle marijuana, tobacco and a cell phone into the troubled Baltimore city jail.

The attempt was made early Sunday morning. Authorities say police saw three people trying to secure packages to a fabricated rope that was dropped from a top-floor window at the Baltimore City Detention Center complex.

Two people were arrested on the street and charged with intent to deliver contraband.

In April, about two dozen people were charged in a vast drug-smuggling operation at the jail. Among those charged were correctional officers who bore the children of inmates.

Jail officials say they can’t eliminate contraband completely, but they’ve cut it in half this year compared to last year. The closed-circuit camera program began in January.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,185 other followers