A man in New Orleans was arrested after attempting to break into jail with a backpack stocked with drugs.
The story goes that 23-year-old Nicholas Celius, scaled a permitter wall of the Orleans Justice Center and headed for the recreation yard before a security guard saw him and raised the alarm.
Celius quickly turned tail, dropping several drug packages as he did so. He was caught shortly after and given admission to the club he was so eager to access. Minus one backpack.
After examining the contents of the bag, authorities report that it contained marijuana, 13 pieces of crack cocaine and heroin. It’s believed he intended to leave the contraband with an inmate.
It was not released how Celius managed to scale the wall, but police are looking for two unnamed suspects who were also witnessed fleeing the scene.
Sheriff Marlin Gusman took the opportunity to make an example of Celius’ arrest, bolstering the office in their fight against smuggling.
“The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office will continue to aggressively combat the constant efforts of individuals to introduce narcotics into the jail,” Gussman said. “We appreciate the diligence of our staff to detect this latest threat, as well as the quick response of the New Orleans Police Department,” Gusman said.