Three people busted for smuggling pot into prison
Three people are in jail tonight after police say they smuggled drugs into the Pugsley Correctional Facility near Kingsley.
The Traverse Narcotics Team began an investigation after prison staff started discovering large amounts of marijuana in the facility. The narcotics team set up surveillance in and around the facility.
On Tuesday evening, undercover officials arrested a 24-year-old man from Petoskey in the act of concealing marijuana on the grounds of the facility.
During a search of the area, detectives found a two women in a car, whose identities matched information that had been provided by the prison. A quick search of the car found additional marijuana and tobacco connecting all three suspects to the operation.
The names of the suspects are not being released until they are formally charged.