Three men face felony charges of bringing contraband in the Pinellas County Jail after "brazen" plan failed.
On Thursday Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualitieri said 41-year-old Eric Scott Snook is accused of attaching a plastic bag filled with $1,500 of marijuana and other items to a cord two inmates had dangled from a sixth-floor rain drainage hole at the jail. The cord snapped and Snook ran.
Reports say inmate Phillip William Henderson made a prepaid call to Snook, begging him to come back even though he knew the call was being recorded. Snook refused.
Deputies found the bag on a fourth-floor overhang. Williams and inmate Mark "Red" Keating were charged and Snook was arrested Wednesday.
Authorities believe they've smuggled items into jail up to nine times.