Man "Keistered" Cell Phone, MP3 Player, Headphones, Cash, Pot Into California Jail

Sentenced and jailed Tuesday on a narcotics conviction, a California man smuggled a Kyocera cell phone, an MP3 player, ear bud headphones, marijuana, tobacco, and $140 in cash into a county lockup by hiding the contraband in his rectum, investigators allege.

The items were recovered when Lake County corrections officers strip searched Earl Lee Vogt and tossed his cell. The searches Wednesday evening were prompted when a jailer detected the smell of marijuana in the 29-year-old tattoo artist’s cell.

Vogt, pictured in the post-surrender mug shot at right, was sentenced Tuesday to nearly four years in prison and immediately remanded to the custody of the sheriff’s department. Investigators believe that Vogt “keistered” the contraband to get it into the lockup, according to one official. While the cash was found in his cell, the other items were found inside a sock.

When questioned by a sheriff’s deputy who thought he was feeling discomfort, Vogt denied being in pain, though he noted, “My ass is bleeding.”

Vogt claimed that he had obtained the marijuana from another inmate in exchange for a second MP3 player he had smuggled into the northern California lockup. Jail officials doubt this assertion.

In light of the contraband seizure, Vogt was charged with a felony count of smuggling a controlled substance into prison and unauthorized possession of a wireless communication device, a misdemeanor. It is unclear how Vogt planned to recharge the phone, a Kyocera Metro.

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PS "Thank" in "Thank you for ..." shouldn't have been capitalized.
LOL, you're an Idiot for pointing that out. I went ahead and capitalized Idiot for you.
Bluechip. Thanks! It was a only a joke to the original guy who tore up the kid making the first joke; which was funny. PS Even though I don't really care, most of my corrections are pretty accurate. :-)
Man "Keystered" Cellphone, MP3 Player, Headphones, Cash, Pot Into California Jail. No shiat?
Maybe I'm just jaded from working as a Correction Officer, but this is news? This is a fairly regular occurrence in state prisons.
Actually Shootist, it might be better if I just gave an example of a better way you could have written your comment. "Only when you receive your post graduate degree in philology will you be qualified to critique other people's work." Now, I'm a military man so you can take the next suggestion with a grain or salt. But whenever you use an acronym, it's a good idea to spell it out just in case your reader isn't familiar with it. For example, "Shut the Fark up (STFU)" Then you'd be pretty much okay using it through the rest of your comment or document. Additionally, I don't mean to pile on but STFU really should also have an exclamation point. One last thing. I'm not sure you would really have to have much more than a high school understanding of grammar to make the observations I did. Well, one more thing. Philology is really the study of language as written in historical sources and concentrates more in the area of word articulation.
In his defense, he was just preparing for all the lovin' he'll get while in prison.
Get a life hawkdriver...whats wrong, your PS3 broken and your mommy got you grounded...chill...were you raped as a youngster by an english teacher?
You're pretty funny. I don't have a PS3. I wouldn't waste my time on one. If you're insinuating that I spent a lot of time on my comment to iamnick; it took all of about three minutes. But really, why don't you follow the thread and bitch to the first guy that thought he was an English Major? And by the way Mo Ma, I thought your original comment was pretty funny. It's too bad when a couple of pricks ruin it.
Wow, you guys are bored