Copy of ‘50 Shades of Grey’ not steamy enough to conceal county inmate’s drugs tucked inside
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 5:34 pm

CANTON – A county inmate has been charged with promoting prison contraband and drug possession after the drug was found hidden in a paperback copy of the kinky sex best seller “50 Shades of Grey,” according to the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

Inmate Jason A. Carter, 29, was charged with a single felony count of first-degree promoting prison contraband and a misdemeanor count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after Suboxone strips, a treatment for opioid addiction, were found concealed in a copy of the steamy novel.

Carter was arraigned before Canton Justice O’Horo pending further court action.

Written by British author E. L. James, “50 Shades of Grey” is notable for its explicitly erotic scenes featuring elements of sexual practices involving bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism, according to