A man allegedly tried to toss some contraband over the fence Tuesday into the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln. He didn’t get far.
The Lincoln Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force arrested three people and charged them with making contraband deliveries to the penitentiary.
Around 8 a.m. Tuesday, investigators arrested an 18-year-old man after he was seen on foot in the area of 14th St., throwing a package over the wall of the state penitentiary, Nebraska State Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas said.
The package was quickly intercepted by Nebraska Department of Corrections personnel. It contained tobacco, suspected K2, and two cell phones, Thomas said.
Two others are believed to be involved — Lonique Nelson, 22, and Da’Rell Barfield, 21, who were found in a vehicle across the street from the penitentiary, he said.
All three people were arrested for delivering contraband into a correctional facility and delivery of a controlled substance. They were taken to the Lancaster County jail, Thomas said.
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force includes the Lincoln Police, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, University Police and the Nebraska State Patrol.