Prison Inmate Arrested With 48 Bags of Marijuana and Scales


Photo: Virgin Islands Daily News
Golden Grove Prison on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, where it’s not very hard to find weed.

‚ÄčA prison inmate in the U.S. Virgin Islands has been arrested (interesting concept, getting arrested when you’re already in prison) after police claimed they found 48 small bags of marijuana on him, along with two scales to weigh the stuff.

Police said in a Tuesday statement that they arrested Emmett Bramble, 26, after a “routine search” at Golden Grove Prison in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, reports the Associated Press. It was not clear if Bramble had an attorney, but it was damn clear he needed one.

Federal authorities have requested control of the troubled prison at Charlotte Amalie, St. Croix, citing “dangerous and deplorable” conditions.
The government of the U.S.V.I., a territory of the United States, is fighting the receivership request, claiming it has been “making improvements.”
Last month, a 20-year-old inmate was fatally stabbed at the prison during a fight.