Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Pa. prison visitor busted for drug possession
MERCER, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania man is charged with possessing marijuana and a pipe to smoke it...when he entered a state prison to visit his son.
State troopers from the Mercer barracks say 44-year-old David Fritz of Natrona Heights was charged Saturday morning while visiting his 27-year-old son at the State Correctional Institution-Mercer. Court records show the son is serving up to seven years in a sex abuse case there.
Police say a prison guard was searching visitors for contraband when a drug-sniffing dog alerted him that Fritz was carrying a pipe and a small amount of pot.