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Florida authorities uncover prison drug smuggling operation involving spraying synthetic drugs on mail sent to inmates

July 22, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Florida authorities uncover prison drug smuggling operation involving spraying synthetic drugs on mail sent to inmates

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Authorities in Florida charged over two dozen suspects for their roles in a complex prison drug smuggling operation that involved the spraying synthetic drugs on mail sent to inmates.

Prison officials in Bay County said on Friday that 27 people had been charged as part of a year-long investigation called “You’ve Got Mail.”

According to WTYV, The probe initiated after authorities discovered a drug called Suboxone on a strip of plastic placed in between pieces of a card sent to a county jail inmate. Bay County is in north Florida.

Investigators say that two inmates at the heart of the drug smuggling operation had received mail laced with synthetic-drug laced sent by family members and associates.

The two inmates cut the paper into squares of different sizes and sold it.

Bay County Sheriff’s Major Jimmy Stanford told the Panama City News Herald that additional arrests are pending.

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