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Florida man charged with giving inmates pot-soaked documents

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Posted at 7:56 AM, Jun 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 07:56:59-04

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida man is charged with selling prison inmates around the country fake legal documents that had been soaked in a synthetic form of marijuana so the inmates could get high after eating them.
    
The Miami Herald reports that prosecutors say 46-year-old Danny Angel Rodriguez used the names of actual criminal defense attorneys on the paperwork and mailings to make the pot-soaked shipments look legitimate. Some papers were fake obituaries or funeral announcements.
    
During a 2017 investigation, FBI agents said they seized 33 packages sent to inmates by Rodriguez, most of which tested positive for the drug.
    
Rodriguez is already serving a three-year prison for violating probation from a 1994 case in which he was convicted of pistol-whipping a federal judge. His attorneys say he will fight the latest charges.

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