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Man smuggles heroin into prison by hiding needle in prosthetic leg

By Mason White 3:11 PM August 27, 2017
William Conley
William Conley
By: Emily Lewis

A disabled man tried to bring heroin into prison by hiding a needle in his prosthetic leg, according to police in Florida.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said that on Thursday, 53-year-old William C. Conley of Alabama, was being booked into the Marion County Jail, for a warrant for failure to appear for driving while license suspended or revoked.

Detention deputies were performing a routine search of Conley, and they asked him to remove his prosthetic leg so they could look inside.

Conley was hesitant to do so, but he then removed the leg.

Detention deputies found a syringe containing a liquid in Conley’s leg, which tested positive for heroin.

Conley told deputies that he knew the syringe was in his leg and that he uses it for injecting his chickens with the B12 vitamin.

When asked why it contained heroin, Conley said that he didn’t know why.

He admitted to using methamphetamine and morphine.

Conley has been charged with smuggling contraband into a detention facility and possession of drug equipment.