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Guards Find Cell Phone Inside NC Inmate's Rectum

Associated Press

September 23, 2010

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina prison officials said an inmate from Raleigh tried to smuggle a cell phone into prison in his rear end. Court documents obtained by The News & Observer of Raleigh show that 25-year-old Eric Chambers was charged after setting off metal detectors at Central Prison.

Chambers handed over a flattened piece of metal hidden in his mouth, but set off the detectors again. That’s when guards found the red-and-silver “flip-style” cell phone hidden in his rectum.

Chambers was convicted in 2008 of being a habitual felon and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Investigators said he was using the phone as part of a drug-dealing operation.

It could not be immediately determined Wednesday if Chambers has a lawyer.

Information from: The News & Observer,

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