Inmate sentenced for contraband-loaded football scheme


JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — An inmate involved in a plan to toss a football filled with drugs and cellphones over the fence of a Michigan prison will spend an additional three to five years in prison.

MLive.com reports Monday that 22-year-old Myles Alexander was sentenced Wednesday for his role in the plot. He already is serving up to four years in prison for a 2012 felonious assault and discharging a weapon case.

The football contained marijuana, heroin, the phones and chargers. It landed between two security fences, but short of the prison exercise yard in June 2014 at the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility in Jackson.

Christen D. Moore, who threw the football, was convicted of furnishing contraband to a prisoner. The 24-year-old Moore was paroled in November.

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