An inmate who allegedly tried to bring in contraband to Warren County Jail in his underwear has been hit with smuggling charges.
The inmate, Andrew Paul Scruggs, 30, is charged with introduction of drugs into a penal institution and will face preliminary hearing May 10.
Scruggs was charged after he turned himself in to the jail for time he was to serve on prior charges. He was searched at which time jailers discovered a lighter in his pocket and a package in his crotch area. The package contained suboxone packets, tobacco and rolling papers.
The discovery prompted correction officers to take a closer look at Scruggs, who then voluntarily handed them a second package he had hidden on his person. The second package contained suboxone, tobacco and rolling papers. He was subjected to a strip search. However, while being dressed down, officers saw him take something from his boxer shorts and try to conceal it in his hand.
“He was instructed to turn it over,” said correction officer Sam Stotts in his warrant against Scruggs, noting the package contained marijuana, tobacco and a lighter.