A Florida inmate is facing additional charges after authorities say he received a marijuana delivery while working on a roadside work crew.
Parell Seay, 22, was working with other prisoners just north of Fort Pierce Tuesday when someone drove by and tossed him a small bag of marijuana, the St. Lucie Sheriff's Office said.
Authorities say the driver of a black Dodge Charger drove by and tossed the packet, containing one gram of marijuana, which was picked up by Seay.
As officers approached Seay, he tried to toss the bag, but it hit a deputy, authorities said. It later tested positive for marijuana.
Seay, from Tampa, had been assigned to a Florida Department of Corrections work camp from Martin County.
Seay claimed he didn't know who tossed the drugs but admitted he was going to bring it back to the Martin County facility where he is being held, the sheriff's office said.
He called it "a D.O.C. thing," meaning that someone previously in state custody tossed the item to someone currently in state custody, the sheriff's office said.
Now Seay is facing charges of resisting an officer with violence, evidence tampering, smuggling contraband and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.