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  Life   More Features  14 Oct 2017  Drugs in prayer card with Jesus' image mailed to inmate

Drugs in prayer card with Jesus' image mailed to inmate

AP
Published : Oct 14, 2017, 6:14 pm IST
Updated : Oct 14, 2017, 6:14 pm IST

Authorities say the discovery was made Tuesday as guards were sifting through a prisoner’s mail.

Authorities say the discovery was made Tuesday as guards were sifting through a prisoner’s mail. (Photo: AP)
 Authorities say the discovery was made Tuesday as guards were sifting through a prisoner’s mail. (Photo: AP)

Prison officials in Massachusetts say someone tried to send drugs to an inmate by mailing a laminated prayer card that contained wafer-thin strips of a prescription narcotic.

The Boston Globe reports that the state Department of Corrections discovered orange strips of Suboxone sandwiched inside the card, which featured an illustration of Jesus Christ and offered a prayer of comfort.

The card containing more than a dozen strips of the drug was mailed to an inmate housed at the state’s medium-security prison in Concord.

Authorities say the discovery was made Tuesday as guards were sifting through a prisoner’s mail.

Corrections spokesman Chris Fallon says Suboxone is in demand and inmates are “always coming up with creative ways” to obtain it.

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