• SC inmate charged for trafficking drugs with contraband cell phones

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    SOUTH CAROLINA - A South Carolina inmate is now convicted for trafficking drugs while behind bars. 

    The U.S. Attorney said Glenn Pernell used contraband cell phones to arrange deliveries of cocaine and heroin. 

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    He was serving time at Leiber Correctional in Dorchester County. 

    Officials said family and friends helped him, and they face anywhere from ten years to life in prison. 

    We have reported about inmates committing crimes in prison for years using cell phones. 

    South Carolina's Department of Corrections has been fighting this for years now. 

    Most recently, they started using cell phone detection towers, body scanners and nets to stop people from tossing phones over prison fences. 

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