Man Attempts to Smuggle Heroin Into Jail Using Prosthetic Leg


MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A 53-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of trying to use his prosthetic leg to smuggle heroin into the Marion County Jail.

William Conley, of Alabama, was arrested on charges of use or possession of drug paraphernalia and smuggling contraband into a detention facility, reported

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Sumter County deputies took Conley to the Marion County Jail, where he was searched.

Detention deputies ordered Conley to remove his fake leg, but he was hesitant and asked if that was necessary, officials said.

Finally, Conley complied. As a result, deputies found a syringe inside his prosthetic leg, according to authorities.

Conley came up with a unique story. He claimed the syringe was used to inject chickens with vitamins. Nevertheless, field tests showed the substance in the syringe tested positive for heroin, according to authorities.

Conley said he used methamphetamine and morphine but insisted that the needle was not used for heroin, deputies said.

He compiled additional booking charges while the syringe was placed into evidence.

Conley was initially taken into custody on an outstanding warrant. It was a charge of failure to appear in court for a driving with suspended license charge.

(Photo courtesy Marion County Jail)

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