Authorities say a Detroit man attempted to toss a football loaded with contraband over two prison fences and into an inmate exercise yard, but failed miserably when his throw fell short.
The ball, apparently, was loaded with heroin, marijuana, tobacco and three cellphones — with chargers — and, sources close to MT say, season two of the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.
An officer at Jackson's G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility is said to have witnessed the incident, and arrested the suspect, twenty-two-year-old Detroiter Christen D. Moore.
Moore was arraigned Tuesday on contraband charges in Jackson District Court and was jailed on a $50,000 bond.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at email@example.com.
Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.