Hampton man guilty of throwing marijuana-filled baseballs into prison

Baseball Ball by Piotr Siedlecki
Baseball Ball by Piotr Siedlecki

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman and a Virginia man have pleaded guilty of placing marijuana and other contraband into baseballs tossed over the fence of a south Georgia prison.

The Florida Times-Union reports that 33-year-old Antonio Marcellus Jones of Hampton, Virginia, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to providing marijuana to an inmate.

Authorities say 33-year-old Chrystaline Armstrong of Waycross pleaded guilty to providing a cellphone to an inmate.

An FBI agent testified that the balls were loaded with marijuana, tobacco and a cellphone intended for an inmate.

FBI Special Agent William Kirkconnell said Jones and Armstrong had disassembled the baseballs at Armstrong’s house in Waycross, stuffed the contraband inside and put the balls back together.

The agent testified that Jones then hurled them into federal prison’s recreation yard.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s