A cunning crook allegedly sent drug-laced postcards to inmates at a Florida prison. Memos mailed to convicts at Broward County Jail, in Fort Lauderdale, were coated with a hallucinogenic that has similar effects to LSD, reports the Sun-Sentinel.
Jailbirds receiving the cards then sold tiny torn scraps for $10 each, according to police. Buyers would then put the ripped-up pieces into their mouths to enjoy an illegal high. An investigation was launched in August after wardens were tipped off by a prisoner. He became concerned after a fellow con experienced a bad trip.
Last week two inmates — Gregory Golden, 41, and Dean Aubol, 35 — pleaded guilty to federal drug charges. They were caught in a sting operation. William Hahne, 56, is charged with possessing and distributing the drug from outside the prison. Prosecutors claim he made and mailed the drug-soaked cards to Aubol — and that Aubol and Golden traded them to other prisoners inside.
Three Hahne has pleaded not guilty to the counts, and is currently undergoing a mental health evaluation.
The Daily News/Feb. 18, 2015
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