Inmates smuggle contraband from grandmother’s casket

Two middle Georgia jail inmates apparently went not only to pay their last respects but to pick up some contraband when they visited their grandmother’s body at a Macon funeral home Thursday.

According to The Telegraph, Henry Ison Rouse and Nekoase Antwan Vinson were granted supervised leave from the county jail for a private viewing of their grandmother’s body but apparently had arranged with someone on the outside to leave contraband inside the casket to be retrieved by them.

When they were searched on their return to the jail they were discovered to be holding marijuana, tobacco, a lighter and a cellphone. 

The station reported that Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said deputies suspect the inmates retrieved the contraband from the casket after relatives stashed it for them. Davis said it “illustrates the audacity of this generation of inmates.”

Some family members of the deceased grandmother are being investigated by authorities regarding the contraband incident.

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