Tuesday, March 22, 2011

U.S. Postage Stamps Used to Smuggle Drugs Into Prison

"These inmates appeared to have found a way to make stamp collecting popular again," AC Dwyer

State and Carbon County law enforcement officials snuffed out a prison drug-smuggling Monday, charging 11 people in a scheme involving a drug hidden behind postage stamps.

Carbon County District Attorney Gary Dobias said the five-month investigation, dubbed "Operation Postage Stamp," uncovered an operation where thin strips of a narcotic used to treat heroin addiction were tucked under postage stamps on letters sent to prisoners.

Acting Attorney General Bill Ryan said the prescription drug, Suboxone, was . . .

Full story at: The Standard Speaker

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