Oh dear. An 85-year-old Ohio man has been caught trying to smuggle marijuana into prison for his grandson, police say, and may now be facing a prison sentence just as long.

'Richard Heritz, of West Chester Twp., stepped onto the grounds of the Warren Correction Institution Aug. 13 to visit his grandson. Gregory Heritz had been incarcerated at the prison for two years, and had eight more to come from a burglary conviction out of Butler County, according to prison records.'

'If convicted, Heritz could face as much time in prison as his grandson. He was released on a $10,000 bond Monday after appearing in Lebanon Municipal Court. He is charged with attempting to convey drugs on the grounds of a detention facility, a third-degree felony, and possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, he could face up to seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine.'

I realize it's a crime, but I can't help hoping this senior doesn't get the maximum jail term, if found guilty. It could mean a 'life' sentence, at his age.

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