(KMOV) – An 18-year-old man is accused of trying to smuggle drugs into the Franklin County jail while checking himself in to serve a 30-day sentence.
According to Sheriff Gary Teolke, the man confessed to trying to smuggle a quarter-gram of heroin, a bend spoon, a syringe and a lighter wrapped in duct tape inside his behind.
Deputies said the man was taken to the hospital, where an X-Ray confirmed the contraband. But authorities said the suspect was unable to get it out on his own and he refused to have it surgically removed.
Deputies said they sent the teenager home, where his parents eventually convinced him to go to the hospital.
He then had the contraband removed by doctors.
Authorities said they planned to seek charges against the man for attempting smuggling.