Inmate busted while reentering prison with booze, home-cooked meals: cops

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Authorities found alcohol, BBQ sausages, pre-packaged snacks, and dozens of packages of tobacco inside the duffle bag of a prisoner who was trying to reenter the complex. (Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

An inmate who escaped from a federal prison in southeast Texas was arrested Wednesday while allegedly trying to sneak back in with snacks, alcohol, tobacco and cooked food, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement they had been tipped off that inmates had been sneaking out of the prison complex and reentering with contraband.

Joshua Randall Hansen, 25, was spotted by sheriff’s deputies and U.S. marshals running out the back of a federal prison in Beaumont on Wednesday evening, the statement said. Hansen picked up a large duffle bag that a vehicle had dropped off at a private property adjacent to the prison, authorities said. The deputies said they arrested Hansen as he was trying to reenter the prison.  

The duffle bag contained three bottles of brandy, a bottle of Whisky, packages of tobacco, salty snacks, fruit, and home cooked foods like BBQ sausage and fried chicken, FOX 40 reported.

Hansen, had been serving a 27-month sentence for drug-related charges. He now faces additional charges of escape and marijuana possession.