Drugs Tossed Over Prison Fence

Prison officials at Johnston Correctional on US 70 near Smithfield said someone tossed a bag of drugs over a barbed wire fence.

The incident was reported around 5:20pm Monday.

An alert prison guard walking outside the facility spotted a woman toss a bag over the security fence and then run away.  Guards retrieved the bag inside the prison grounds and discovered 6 grams of marijuana inside. Officials believe the drugs were meant for a prisoner.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.