Sheriff: Dangerous new drug’ in the prison system
Florida sheriff says the inmates now use the roach poison to get high.
Florida prisoners have discovered is the use of chemically-laced paper as a dangerous new way to high-level officials, said Tuesday.
Polk County Sheriff’s deputies made the discovery last week during a bust in prison, according to FOX 35 Orlando.
People are spraying the roach poison on sheets of paper, smuggling in county jails, and gave it to inmates, Sheriff Grady Judd said. The paper is then smoked or eaten by the prisoners.
“Who would think to do this? When the chemicals that are administered on paper, then they eat it or smoke it,” Judd said at a press conference. “Are you kidding me?”
Several others were also arrested for the use of a similar method to smuggle K2 and synthetic amphetamine in a Polk County Jail, according to FOX 35 Orlando. In that specific case, Judd said family or friends of the prisoners were spraying chemicals on sheets of paper, including legal documents, letters, or Bible verses, and smuggling in the prisons.
Deputies discovered the chemical laced paper were secretly in legal documents, when the family of the prisoners were meeting with lawyers. Judd had a message for the lawyers: “The criminals within trying to take advantage of you.”
The roach spray was not discovered at the legal documents in Judd’s jail, but he said that the trend was discovered when deputies investigated further.
“We have received information from sources in the prison, who said,” K2’s cool, synthetic amphetamine is cool, but what we really want is the Raid!'” Judd said. “There is a nerve gas in these things and that is what they use.”
As soon as the prisoners got the laced paper, they would eat them to get high or the finding of small metal parts to create electric arcs which allows the chemical to be smoked, Judd said.
A lawyer who was found to the smuggling in the drugs had their visitation privileges suspended for six months, Judd said.
Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.