COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP
) — A guard was fired and arrested after attempting to smuggle prescription stimulant pills into a women
in South Carolina
by concealing them in Rice Krispies treats, according to authorities.
According to the arrest warrants, Marcy Shaffer
, 43, removed the treats from their original packaging, pushed the pills inside, and placed them in a plastic bag.
Shaffer was apprehended on Thursday while attempting to bring the treats into the Camille Graham Correctional Institution
, according to a statement from the Department of Corrections
According to arrest warrants, Shaffer concealed four amphetamine and dextroamphetamine pills in the treats and two more in a prescription bottle
not labeled for the drugs
The orange pills could be seen peeking out from inside the snacks in a photo released
by prison officials.
The pills contain a simulant and are intended to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Shaffer is charged with possession of narcotics with intent to distribute, providing contraband to prisoners, and misconduct in office; court records do not indicate whether she has a lawyer.
If convicted of the contraband charge, Shaffer faces up to ten years in prison.