Story By: William McGee, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
Two mums have been banned from visiting their respective sons in prison after they were caught sending them a photo of a girl in one case and a pair of shorts in the other that had been laced with synthetic drugs.
A quantity of the synthetic marijuana known as K4 was found to have been sent to one unnamed inmate at the Odon Ramos de Maranhao Penitentiary in the Brazilian town of Ipero.
The incident was discovered on Tuesday, 21st September during an inspection of goods entering the prison.
Staff at the penitentiary found a photo of a girl that had been laced with the drug inside an envelope that had been sent to the inmate by his mother.
The material was seized and sent to a local police station, and the inmate was put into solitary confinement to be disciplined.
On the same day, a quantity of the same drug was also sent to another inmate, this time at the Mairinque Penitentiary in the town of the same name, also by his mother.
In this case, several strips of paper laced with the drug had been stitched into a pair of shorts, and they were also found during a routine inspection of goods entering the prison.
In this case, the unnamed inmate in question was also placed into solitary confinement to be disciplined, and the material was also handed over to the police.
K4 is sold as a type of incense and contains synthetic cannabinoids, which are the psychoactive ingredient that is found in cannabis. It can be four times as potent as regular marijuana.
Both mothers in question have been banned from paying visits to their respective sons for the time being.