CHIPLEY - An Alabama man has been booked into the very facility into which he attempted to bring contraband.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office reports a man identifying himself as "Larry Joe Benton" arrived at the Washington County Jail in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 29, to deliver items to an inmate.
During a search, an alert corrections officer located a glass pipe hidden in the items provided by the subject. When the officer located the glass pipe, the man calling himself Benton quickly left the jail in a white semi-truck.
WCSO dispatch alerted all area law enforcement to the description of the vehicle, resulting in a Chipley Police officer to stop the vehicle at Walmart.
When WCSO arrived on scene, law enforcement was able to determine the true identity of the suspect as Larry Edelstein, 53, of Geneva, Alabama.
Edelstein was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail for obstruction by disguise by providing a false name, possession and/or use of narcotics equipment, and smuggling contraband into a detention facility.
Anyone with any knowledge of crimes being committed is asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111. Tips may also be reported anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.