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Deputies: Man stopped trying to get contraband into Upstate prison

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Charles Moore (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center) Charles Moore (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said they were responding to the report about a trespasser on the property of Tyger River Prison when they discovered he was trying to get drugs and cell phones into the jail.

Spartanburg County deputies were called to the prison located in Enoree about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday where they saw the man walking on the property where it was posted "no trespassing" carrying packages.

According to the sheriff's office report, they said the man dropped the packages then took off running. He was stopped in a car he had gotten into and detained, deputies said.

When deputies spoke with a prison officer, the report said the officer found five cell phones, some marijuana and tobacco from the packages that had been dropped by the suspect.

Initially, the man gave deputies a fake name but they eventually found his driver's license and learned he had a few outstanding bench warrants, the report said.

The man, identified as 52-year-old Charles Moore, was wanted on two general sessions and a shoplifting bench warrant, deputies said. They said they also arrested and charged him with trespassing and providing false information.

According to the report, the department of corrections was investigating the contraband found. Jail records show Moore was also charged with two counts of contraband.

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