Pennsylvania Inmate Loses Appeal After Trying to Argue Drugs in His Buttocks Were Not His

A Pennsylvania inmate attempted to argue that the synthetic marijuana correctional officers discovered in his rear end wasn’t his — and it went over exactly as expected in court.
Allegheny County Sheriff's Office

A Pennsylvania inmate who tried to convince the court that the drugs in his rear end did not belong to him lost his appeal last week.

The Pennsylvania judicial panel remained unphased when they ruled that the bag of drugs in Edwin Wylie-Biggs’ buttocks were his, upholding a court ruling that sentenced him to three to six additional years behind bars for the incident, the New York Daily News reported.

Wylie-Biggs argued that the state did not have enough evidence to convict him of smuggling contraband in prison.

A corrections officer testified that he ordered Wylie-Biggs to bend over for a strip search after witnessing another inmate pass him an unknown object.

When the inmate bent over to be searched for contraband, the corrections officer found “a clear plastic bag containing a small blue balloon could be seen sticking out of his rectum,” according to the court document.

Once Wylie-Biggs took the bag out of his anus, the officers tested the substance. Lab tests showed that the substance tested positive for K2, a form of synthetic marijuana.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged him with smuggling contraband, but Wylie-Biggs argued that the state had no case.

The Superior Court panel ruled that the state provided enough evidence that Wylie-Biggs carried an illegal substance and upheld the additional sentence.

Wylie-Biggs had already been serving a two-to-four-year sentence for heroin possession with intent to sell and reckless endangerment that began in 2014, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


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