ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Rapides Parish authorities accuse a jail trusty of using his prosthetic leg to smuggle contraband into the jail. The Alexandria Town Talk reported that 42-year-old man was arrested and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal institution and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Herman Walters, Rapides Parish sheriff's assistant chief deputy, said during a routine check of trusties coming back to the facility Friday, correctional officers discovered the contraband hidden in his prosthetic leg.

Walter said officers found bags of loose tobacco, 10 cigarettes, a container of smokeless tobacco and four Soma pills -- a muscle relaxer.


Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, http://www.thetowntalk.com