Jail chaplain uses keyboard to smuggle contraband

When it was x-rayed, four plastic sealed bags of tobacco and cell phones were found inside the keyboard


By C1 Staff

BISHOPVILLE, SC — A prison chaplain for the Lee Correctional Institution stands accused of trying to bring contraband inside the facility in a very unique fashion.

Joseph Michael Boutte, 51, tried to bring a Yamaha keyboard into the facility on Thursday, according to WLTX. When it was x-rayed, four plastic sealed bags of tobacco and cell phones were found inside the keyboard.

Officers then went and searched Boutte’s vehicle, and found a tube wrapped in black take that had just under half a pound of marijuana.

He is scheduled for a hearing this morning.

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