Fence-thrower tosses tobacco into Chillicothe prison



Highway Patrol troopers were at the scene of a prison in Ross County Tuesday night.

One person was detained after allegedly throwing a package over the fence.

Troopers responded to Chillicothe Correctional Institute at around 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

One package made it over the fence. It was recovered by officials. Inside, state officials said was tobacco and other items. No weapons were found.

The fence-thrower was detained by guards until troopers arrived. The man voluntarily surrendered and did not fight once he was stopped.

The man was issued a summons for misdemeanor conveyance and was released. His name was not released, but officials say he was not a local.

He refused to answer any questions besides supplying his name.

The main entrance was briefly restricted.

No other details have been released.

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