Man arrested for throwing footballs full of tobacco onto prison

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Courtesy: SCDC

Bishopville, S.C. (WOLO)– A spokesperson for the state Department of Corrections says a man is in custody for throwing two footballs filled with contraband onto the grounds at Lee Correctional Institution.

Officials say Rodney Tate, 21, is charged with furnishing contraband to a prisoner and criminal conspiracy.

According to a department spokesperson the balls were filled with tobacco, digital scales, and cigar wrappers.

 

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