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.

Comments (36)

Wow, what an ass (literally).
"He may be funny (if you have the intellect of a grapefruit), but he's still a retard and needs to go back to school. I'm not sure that iamnickv was trying to be funny; just pointing out the inadequacies of the education system, or lack of any sort of education. BTW newguy, there should be a comma before 'but' and a full stop at the end. You and Mo Ma should hook up; you can 'converse' to your hearts content. *heart's" 1. If you use a semicolon, you should capitalize the first word after it. 2. Your use of the ellipsis is improper. You should space between any words around it. Also, it should only be used to indicate where you were omitting the other commenters words. 3. Also in his ass "was" a dictionary ... would have been a more properly constructed sentence. 4. Convertible was indeed misspelled in his sentence. So was "you" in your sentence. 5. There is indeed a dish called, "cold slaw." 6. I'm not sure "if" iamnickv was ... would have been a more properly constructed sentence. 7. Your use of the colon was improper. That really should have been two sentences. 8. And lastly, you're correct that tourist should have been plural. But you corrected your own sentence in your last comment by placing an apostrophe after the word heart, but before the s. If you were trying to indicate plural possession, you should have placed the apostrophe after the s. Otherwise, you don't generally use an apostrophe to show just possession. 9. I also noticed that you used or with a comma. You should use one or the other but never both. Also, commas are over used. IHTH
Hawk, Re: #2 above- There needs to be an apostophe in the word "commenters" as it implies possession. Have a nice day.
You're correct. That was a very good catch. I actually saw that and I thought that I had edited it. You have a fine day also.
"7. Your use of the colon was improper." Funny you would direct this statement to a commenter rather than the subject of the story.
When you receive your post graduate degree in philology, only then will you be qualified to critique others' work. STFU Good day.
And really, again we have an example where a comma was used in an instance where two sentences would have been much more appropriate.
UPDATE: also in his ass a dictionary and a spell check app for our illiterate friend Mo Ma' below... so ya know dumb ass its COLE slaw, CONVERTIBLE and when there is more than one tourist its tourists