Suspect wanted for attempting to throw drugs over prison fence

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for a suspect who attempted to throw drugs and tobacco over a prison fence in Ridgeville.

Corrections Department spokesman Clark Newsome says a patrol rover spotted a vehicle along the woodline outside of the Lieber Correctional Institution around 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

According to investigators, the person in the vehicle was attempting to throw contraband over the prison fence, but dropped a package containing 17 ounces of marijuana and tobacco.

The vehicle then fled down the road once the patrol rover attempted a pursuit.

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