|Richard Heritz, 85, is accused of taking marijuana to his grandson in the Warren County Correctional Institute on Ohio.|
An 85-year-old grandfather faces seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine for allegedly bringing marijuana into the Warren County Correctional Institute in Ohio.
Richard J. Heritz of West Chester, Ohio, faces a felony charge for trying to bring drugs onto the grounds of the facility and possessing “criminal tools,” reports WKRC Cincinnati.
Officers claimed they got a tip that Heritz would be trying to bring cannabis to his grandson, an inmate at Warren Correctional Institute, during a scheduled visit on Friday.
When Heritz arrived for his visit, troopers confronted him. He voluntarily surrendered one “large package” containing about 22 grams of suspected marijuana, reports WHIOTV.com.
Marijuana is estimated to be worth about $23 a gram in Ohio’s correctional institutions, according to WKRC.
The 85-year-old is now behind bars at the Warren County Jail.