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Volleyballs used to smuggle drugs, cellphones into NC prison

Posted March 15

Marijuana, Xanax pills and cell phones are what police said they found in volleyballs being smuggled into Bertie Correctional Prison, according to NBC affiliate WITN.

Marijuana, Xanax pills and cellphones are what police said they found in volleyballs being smuggled into Bertie Correctional Prison, according to NBC affiliate WITN.

Authorities said three men, one of them carrying a volleyball, were seen Sunday on a path leading to the prison property. When officers attempted to speak with the men, they ran away.

The prison was told to check for contraband inside the fence and found two volleyballs, which were apparently lobbed over prison fences.

Inside the volleyballs, police said they found nearly 9 ounces of marijuana, 80 Xanax pills, 3 bags of tobacco and 23 cellphones.

Dejaun Davis, 23, of Woodland and Tyrone Robinson, 26, of Lewiston were charged with 23 counts of attempting to furnish cellphones to an inmate, possession with intent to sell and deliver Xanax, and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.

Both men were being held under $100,000 bonds.

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