Ga. man jailed for trying to smuggle pot into Pike County jail

Associated Press - July 8, 2010 9:14 AM ET

TROY, Ala. (AP) - A Georgia man is being held in Alabama's Pike County jail after sheriff's deputies say they caught him trying to smuggle marijuana to an inmate in a container of Chinese food.

Court records show deputies arrested 41-year-old Edward Ridley of Cordele, Ga., and charged him Saturday with felony promoting prison contraband. He was still being held at the jail Thursday on $7,500 bond.

Records show Ridley entered the Pike County Jail with a styrofoam container of Chinese food, including rice and shrimp, for inmate Vincent Thomas, and deputies say a jailer using a fork to search the food found a bag of marijuana.

If convicted, Ridley faces one to 10 years in prison.

Information from: The Dothan Eagle,

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