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Prison employee charged with drug smuggling
They found drugs in the chips.
A prison worker was caught trying to smuggle in a 245 grams of methamphetamine into Okeechobee Correctional Institution on April 3, Okeechobee County Deputies said.
Margaret Hammond, 25, was caught trying to report to work with the drugs hidden in a bag of potato chips.
She faces drug trafficking and introduction of contraband into a jail facility charges.
Bond was set at $150,000.
Prison officials said during the routine employee check-in they noticed a Zapps bag of potato chips weighed a considerable amount more than the ounces on the package and felt like there might be additional content.
Deputies said a K-9 unit alerted to a vehicle that belonged to another corrections officer at the prison as a result of this investigation. They found 65 grams of marijuana inside the vehicle. No arrests were immediately made.