Narcotics Smuggled into County Jail

Within the past week, two individuals have been found bringing contraband into the Franklin County Jail. Deputies suspected a male subject who had been ordered to serve 30 days on a drug charge was going to smuggle narcotics into the jail. When to he arrived, deputies questioned him and he admitted to having narcotics hidden in a body cavity. Officials say he was unable to remove the items and was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington where they were surgically removed. Authorities seized a spoon, ¼ gram of heroin, a lighter, and a syringe. A second male subject, currently on work release, was confronted by deputies as he returned to the jail. It was determined that he had tobacco hidden in a body cavity that was later removed. Both subjects are facing charges of bringing contraband into a jail facility. Names are being withheld at this time. One is an 18-year-old from Sullivan, the other is a 29-year-old from Catawissa.