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)

Maybe he can't spell but he's funnier than you
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.
I believe you mean "heart's content," or perhaps "hearts' content" if you were referring to both being satisfied. Also, there should be a comma after "BTW" in your reply above. If you're going to play grammar Nazi, be damn sure to get everything right. (There may be other problems as well; these were simply two that leapt out at me.) :)
His was an ironic post. Was it not?
Later on that same night, prison officials observed Vogt pull a bucket of crispy fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cold slaw, two slices of chocolate cake with vanilla icing, a 1964 Ford Mustang convertable, three tubes of cherry flavored chapstick and four Canadian tourist out from his butt.
Mmmm. Butt chicken is finger lickin' good.