Criminals are getting really creative. They wanted to get some drugs and contraband into a correctional facility, so they came up with the ingenious idea of throwing it over the fence inside a basketball.

According to CBS 6, members of the Albany County Sheriff’s Office arrested a male inmate and two others in connection with entering drugs and contraband into a correctional facility. Inmate Sean Cook, 33, conspired to have some of his friends or acquaintances throw a basketball over the perimeter fence to him. He was arrested as well as James Boone II, who is 25, and a 17-year-old female. The basketball contained a quantity of marijuana, loose tobacco, rolling paper, matches, a lighter, and a quantity of tequila.

Sean Cook was arraigned at the Albany County Court on Sunday. He was charged with one count of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, one count of attempting promoting prison contraband in the first degree, one count of promoting prison contraband in the second degree, one count of conspiracy in the fifth degree; one count of criminal solicitation in the fourth degree; one count of criminal facilitation in the fourth degree, and one count of unlawful possession of marijuana in the second degree.

James Boone was arranged at the Colonie Town Court on Sunday. He was charged with one count of promoting prison contraband in the first degree; one count of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree; one count of promoting prison contraband in the second degree; one count of attempted promoting prison contraband in the second degree; one count of conspiracy in the fifth degree; one count of criminal solicitation in the fourth degree; one count of criminal facilitation in the fourth degree; one count of aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree; one count of trespassing, one count of unlicensed operator; and one count of unlawful possession of marijuana in the second degree.

The unnamed 17-year-old female was given an appearance ticket to appear at Albany County Probation at a later date. She was charged with one count of promoting prison contraband in the first degree; one count of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree; one count of promoting prison contraband in the second grade; one count of attempted promoting prison contraband in the second degree; one count of conspiracy in the fifth degree; one count of criminal solicitation in the fourth degree; one count of criminal facilitation in the fourth degree; one of trespassing; one count of unlicensed operator; and one count of unlawful possession of marijuana in the second degree.

It looks like these three people should turn away from crime and try to stay out of jail. Their attempts to smuggle contraband into prison were not very successful. SMH They should just give it up.

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