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      Cops: Contraband found on 3 people near SC prison

      Bridgette Neely

      BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Lee County deputies say they have arrested three people who were getting ready to throw duct-taped packages of marijuana, alcohol, cell phones and chargers over the fence at a South Carolina prison.

      Investigators say a deputy on patrol saw the suspects driving on a gravel road just outside the walls of Lee Correctional Institution last week.

      After stopping their car, he noticed several packages wrapped in duct tape, a common method to bundle contraband before it is tossed into the prison yard.

      Deputies arrested 25-year-old Bridgette Neely and 21-year-old King Wilson of North Charleston and 24-year-old Julia Threatt of Awendaw.

      The three remain in jail on $10,000 bond. It wasn't clear if they had attorneys.

      (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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