A 30-year old Rockland man was arrested April 29 for not reporting to jail for a prior conviction. While in custody, drugs were found hidden in his mouth, and he now faces three additional charges.

Jason E. Kurr is charged with unlawful possession of drugs, trafficking in prison contraband, and violating a condition of release.

An officer at the jail told Knox County Sheriff's Sgt. John Palmer he found Suboxone strips in Kurr's mouth, in a thwarted attempt to hide the contraband, according to an affidavit.

Kurr told police he had no intention of selling drugs in jail. He said he tried to ingest the packages until the jail officer noticed them, according to court documents.

Kurr agreed to talk with Palmer about what happened, and said he was scared when he was pulled over by police and attempted to conceal the drugs until he could get rid of them. He also admitted he did not have a prescription for Suboxone, state court documents.

Kurr will appear in Knox County Superior Court again Wednesday, June 26.

Courier Publications reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or via email at jlaaka@courierpublicationsllc.com.