This may be the single most challenging defense that I have seen in years. Counsel for Edwin Greco Wylie-Biggs argued that the police had failed to prove that drugs seized in the state prison at Fayette, Pennsylvania belonged to Wylie-Biggs. The problem is that the drugs were found in his rectum.
A state Superior Court panel dismissed the argument in five pages. Prosecutors argued that a corrections officer saw another inmate pass something to Wylie-Biggs and he was then given a cavity search. A small plastic bag was found in his rectum containing a blue balloon with synthetic marijuana.
That was enough to get Wylie-Biggs, 36, of Clarion, an extra 3 to 6 years in prison for possessing contraband.
This might have been a case for Nathan Thurm.