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.READ MORE: Man Dies After Vehicle Was 'Intentionally Rammed' By Other Driver, Greenville Police Say
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.READ MORE: 2 Suspects Arrested In Murder Of 60-Year-Old Mother Inside Garland Home
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.MORE NEWS: 2nd North Texas Health System Requiring Workforce To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19
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