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Officers Have an Eye for Jail Smuggler

(Porter County, IN) - A northwest Indiana man was arrested earlier this week for attempting to smuggle drugs into jail pirate-style.


34-year-old Christopher Bartosik of Griffith was detained at the Porter County Jail after officers detected something suspicious about the eye patch he was wearing.


Bartosik claimed he just had eye surgery as he fidgeted with the patch. Upon inspection, officers found taped inside the patch what they believed to be Suboxone, a drug used to treat opioid addiction. According to reports, Bartosic also had a lighter hidden in his pants.


Bartosik now faces a misdemeanor drug possession charge.

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