LAURINBURG, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man posing as a pastor tried to smuggle drugs into a North Carolina jail by hiding them in a Bible.
News outlets cite a Facebook post from the Scotland County Detective Division that says 28-year-old James A. Morman III visited the Scotland County jail on Dec. 31 in the guise of a minister.
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.