Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has a roach-killing chemical substances, as he addresses the media Tuesday.
(WOFL Fox 35)
POLK COUNTY, Florida. – The Polk County sheriff is warning of a dangerous new drug” that is gaining popularity in the prison system.
During a press conference on Tuesday, Sheriff Grady Judd said people are spraying roach poisons, such as Raid and a Roach Motel, on paper, and smuggling in county jails. Those papers are then eaten or smoked by the detainees as a dangerous way to get high.
“Who would think to do this?” asked Judd. “If the chemicals are administered on paper, then they are eating or smoking. Are you kidding me?”
Judd and his staff discovered the strange new method during a bust this week in the province. Nine people were arrested for the use of a similar method to smuggle K2 and synthetic amphetamine in one of the Polk County jails.
Judd said, in that case, the family and friends of the prisoners were spraying the chemical — obtained by a e-mail from China — on sheets of paper that looked like legal documents, letters from home, and even the bible verses.
Deputies discovered that papers were secretly in stacks of legal documents when these families came with their lawyers and the lawyers, who had no knowledge of the chemicals were in the paper, it would be them in the prison.
“Here is a message for the lawyers: the criminals within trying to take advantage of you,” said Judd.
As a result of the bust, Judd, said a local attorney has their prison visitation privileges suspended for six months. Judd said the roach spray was not discovered on one of the newspapers in prison, but the trend was clear as the deputies looked into the case.
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