COLUMBIA, N.C. (WNCT) – Tyrrell County Deputies responded to a call at Tyrrell Prison Work Farm Saturday regarding contraband found on the premises.
Prison staff observed a suspicious vehicle operating near the prison.
As a result, prison staff conducted a search of the perimeter of the grounds and discovered a basketball on the yard of the prison with black tape around it.
When the basketball was opened, prison staff found packaged marijuana, loose tobacco, rolling papers, 3 cigarette lighters, and three tee shirts.
The Sheriff’s Office said it has possession of the marijuana and weighed it as 74.6 grams.
The investigation is ongoing.