LAURINBURG, N.C. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A man posed as a pastor and tried to smuggle drugs into a North Carolina jail by hiding them in a Bible, authorities say.

In a Facebook post, the Scotland County Detective Division said 28-year-old James A. Morman III visited the Scotland County jail on Dec. 31 in the guise of a minister.

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James A. Morman III (Scotland County Detective Division)

A search of the Bible he toted revealed Suboxone strips inside.

Authorities then conducted a sweep of the entire detention facility, and a number of illegal substances and contraband were located. It’s unclear whether Morman had visited the jail before with other drug-filled Bibles.

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Morman and jail inmate Bryson Brown have been charged in connection with the operation. Authorities say additional charges are expected.

It’s unclear whether they have lawyers to speak for them.

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