This is an argument that was doomed to fail.
In fact, it took a state Superior Court panel just five pages to reject prison inmate Edwin Greco Wylie-Biggs’ claim that the drugs guards found in his anus weren’t his.
Senior Judge William H. Platt wrote in the state court opinion that Wylie-Biggs became the subject of a strip-search when a corrections officer saw another inmate pass something to him in the state prison at Fayette.
When Wylie-Biggs was ordered to bend over and spread his buttocks, the searchers found a small plastic bag sticking out of his rectum. Inside that bag was a blue balloon containing synthetic marijuana.
In April, a Fayette County judge sentenced Wylie-Biggs, 36, of Clarion, to an extra 3 to 6 years in prison for possessing contraband.
In appealing to the state court, Wylie-Biggs contended that prison officials didn’t prove the synthetic marijuana was his. Platt promptly discounted that claim, finding the evidence was sufficient to support the contraband conviction.