Contraband

Contraband
Contraband County ordinance makes it unlawful for any person to smuggle or otherwise pass any item of contraband to any inmate, over any fence or into any enclosure, or to trespass within 25 feet of any fenced enclosure of the Pitt County Detention Center. Violators will be prosecuted. Contraband is any item forbidden by or not specifically authorized by jail rules, any excessive property or property which has been altered from its original condition or converted to another use such as weapons, drugs and cigarettes.

14-258.1. (Effective March 1, 2010) Furnishing poison, controlled substances, deadly weapons, cartridges, ammunition or alcoholic beverages to inmates of charitable, mental or penal institutions or local confinement facilities; furnishing tobacco products or mobile phones to inmates.

Any person who knowingly gives or sells a mobile telephone or other wireless communications device, or a component of one of those devices, to an inmate in the custody of the Department of Correction or to an inmate in the custody of a local confinement facility, or any person who knowingly gives or sells any such device or component to a person who is not an inmate for delivery to an inmate, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Any inmate of a local confinement facility who possesses any tobacco product, as defined in G.S. 148-23.1, other than for authorized religious purposes, or who possesses a mobile telephone or other wireless communications device or a component of one of those devices, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

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