- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A man who authorities say tried to toss cell phones and drugs into an Alabama prison has been arrested.

Al.com reports 25-year-old Derrick Jesse Lee Brown was arrested early Monday and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and two counts of promoting prison contraband.

Police responded Sunday night to the William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility in Birmingham on a report of two escapees. However, police discovered that there was just one suspect and he wasn’t an escapee.

Brown was found to be in possession of 17 cell phones, chargers and at least 4 ounces of marijuana that he was throwing over the facility’s fence.

Alabama Department of Corrections spokeswoman Samantha Banks says the investigation is ongoing. It’s unclear if Brown has an attorney.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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