A prisoner who had a massive package of drugs including heroin and stimulants surgically removed from his rectum is suing authorities for performing the medical procedure on him without his consent.
Brian Jesse Willner, 31, alleges prison authorities performed an illegal search and a hospital later committed “medical battery” against him.
According to his complaint, Willner was strip searched at Luzerne County Correctional facility, Pennsylvania, in October 2015 and officers saw a “large white package” protruding from him.
When he refused to remove the package, he was taken to a hospital where it was removed and opened, turning up a syringe, 14 stimulant pills, 40 packets of heroin and a pack of rolling papers.
But Willner’s lawyer says the procedure was not authorised by a warrant and doctors did not wait to see if the package would pass naturally.
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