- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Authorities in Wilmington say a man in custody on drug charges is in more trouble after police say he tried to impersonate his cellmate and get out of jail.

Local media outlets report 25-year-old Montrille Damon Dailey was arrested on Oct. 30 for heroin trafficking, possession of heroin and conspiracy to sell/deliver heroin.

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jerry Brewer said when Dailey’s sleeping cellmate was called to be bailed out Sunday, Dailey attempted to impersonate him. Brewer said jail staff discovered the fraud when Dailey went to the booking desk.

Dailey is now charged with attempted escape and identity theft. His bail was set at $1.5 million on the drug charges. Bail for the new charges is $35,000. Online records don’t indicate whether Dailey has an attorney.

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