Man facing felony charges after allegedly throwing drug-stuffed football into prison

The ball that Christen Moore allegedly threw contained heroin, marijuana, tobacco, three cell phones and chargers.

By Evan Bleier
A football being thrown (File/UPI/Gary C. Caskey)
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JACKSON, Mich., June 17 (UPI) -- A Michigan man is getting sacked with felony charges after he allegedly tried to throw a drug-stuffed football into the yard of a state prison.

A prison officer allegedly saw Christen Moore attempt to throw a pigskin containing heroin, marijuana, tobacco, three cell phones and chargers into the yard of the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility in Jackson, Mich.


The ball didn't make it into the exercise yard and landed between two fences. After the toss came up short, Moore was arrested.

"After observing the passenger exit the vehicle and throw the football, our officer ran towards the vehicle and drew his Taser and told the driver to stop, which he did," said Russ Marlan, a spokesman for the Michigan Department of Corrections, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Moore, 32, is charged with crimes related to smuggling cell phones, heroin and marijuana to prisoners.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jerry Jarzynka said that each charge is a five-year felony. "We take very seriously the security of our prisons and will prosecute any violations of contraband that occur," Jarzynka said.

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