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Cops: Man Tosses Football Full of Drugs Into Prison

It had cell phones, too, but the throw was off target
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2014 6:16 PM CDT
Cops: Man Threw Football Full of Drugs Into Prison
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(Newser) – Points for creativity, at least. Michigan authorities say a man attempted to chuck a football filled with drugs and cellphones into the exercise yard of a state prison in Jackson. Two big problems: The throw fell short, with the ball landing between two fences instead of in the exercise yard. Worse, a guard at the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility saw him throw it, and Christen D. Moore ended up behind bars himself on contraband charges.

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The ball had heroin, marijuana, and tobacco, along with three cellphones and some chargers, reports the Detroit Free Press. The weird part is that an object used to smuggle stuff into prison is often called a "football," reports MLive. "In this case it literally was a football," says a state corrections spokesperson. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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