Merced County sheriff's investigators say they've gotten to the bottom of plans by inmates to smuggle cell phones, drugs and other contraband into the main jail -- inside what polite prose would call their posterior.
Sheriff Mark Pazin said during a Monday press conference that three inmates are accused of inserting the items into their body cavities to hide them from deputies. The items were discovered via X-ray last week after sheriff's deputies issued search warrants to scan the inmates.
Although the three inmates were not believed to be working together, investigators say others may be involved. "They were working on some orders from the inside to bring contraband from the outside into our jail facility," Pazin said.
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