Inmate Tried to Smuggle Cell Phone into His Butt, Officials Say


RALEIGH, N.C. (CBS/AP) North Carolina prison officials say an inmate from Raleigh tried to smuggle a cell phone into prison, in his rear end.

Court documents obtained by The News & Observer of Raleigh show that 25-year-old Eric Chambers was charged after setting off metal detectors at Central Prison.

Chambers then reportedly handed over a flattened piece of metal hidden in his mouth, but set off the detectors again. That's when guards found the red-and-silver "flip-style" cell phone hidden in his buttocks.

Chambers was convicted in 2008 of being a habitual felon and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Investigators said he was using the phone as part of a drug-dealing operation.

We don't know if he had it set on ring or vibrate.