Inmates busted for smuggling drugs in tampons

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PHOENIX - Inmates in Maricopa County Jail were caught trying to smuggle in drugs during a work program at a food bank.

A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office jail intelligence team discovered the smuggling of heroin and the new popular drug called spice.

A drug drop was planned Friday by the inmates through the delivery of tampons to an East Valley food bank.

The Special Response Team was dispatched to the food bank and searched several working inmates, the delivery trucks and the building too.

The search uncovered tampon tubes which had individually wrapped balloons inside containing several grams of black tar heroin and spice.

Two inmates suspected of being the masterminds in the plan were charged with conspiracy to possess contraband.