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Joe Francis' Prison Water-gate

4/12/2007 6:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Girls Gone Wild" bad boy Joe Francis has allegedly been found with pills in his Florida jail cell -- and the reason he got caught is because he allegedly tried to bribe a guard for a bottle of water with a $100 bill on Wednesday night.

And get this ...TMZ has also learned that the President of Mantra Films, Scott Barbour, the company that produces "Girls Gone Wild," has also been arrested by the Bay County Sheriff on suspicion of slipping the pills and the cash to Francis. Authorities say Barbour made the handoff when he visited Francis Wednesday night at the jail. Now Barbour is an inmate at the same jail as Francis.

Scott Barbour booking photoWe've confirmed the story The County Press broke, that authoritites searched Francis and found at least three different types of pills -- anti-anxiety meds Aprazolam and Lorazepam, as well as the sleeping med Lunesta.

Francis could be charged with the crime of introducing contraband into a correctional facility, a felony, and possession of a controlled substance.

Calls to reps for Mantra Films were not returned.

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Britney Spears Photos    

What will happen next?

2696 days ago
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VIRGIE IS A HO    

Yikes, he's got loads of enemies! He better check out and move in his apt at the Setei-Better accomodations

2696 days ago
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omggggggggggg2    

I think he is kinda hot!!!!!!!! and the more bad things he does want's me to have him as my jail pen pal......get back Joe....

2696 days ago
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cas    

And just how did he get by with all that, don't they pat him down at least?

2696 days ago
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Stephanie    

LOL!!! Couldn't happen to a nicer guy! What a moron!

2696 days ago
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angela    

How dumb can this fool be. what is he thinking...that he is untouchable..... he is for sure going to be someones bi*ch if he gets time... my questions is....how did he have $700 on him as well as pills... dont the authorities keep all their belongings....lol...dumb

2696 days ago
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Michelle    

This guy just doesn't seem to realize how much TROUBLE he is in!! And money isn't going to help him much this time!!!!

2696 days ago
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Rob, Esq.    

His bond is being revoked per motion and affidavit filed today by the stat attorney. This is separate amd apart from the pending motion for criminal contempt in federal court.

2696 days ago
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The toy Chick    

He is such a loser...I am so over him. Next!

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2696 days ago
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George Bush Hates Freedom    

This guy is a disgusting, greasy A*$hole and I am soooo happy right now. I hope he thinks about all the little girls he exploited as Bubba exploits his A-hole!!!!!!!!!

2696 days ago
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J    

LOL! No big mystery where he hid the $700...... Well, I guess it's gonna get a LOT bigger when the boys in Cellblock C pass him around..... My guess is that he's enjoying it too much, he intentionally got caught......

2696 days ago
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Kevin Keckeisen    

Wow. Hope they're chemical castration pills. :-D A jailhouse lobotomy wouldn't be such a bad thing.

2696 days ago
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Bebe    

OUR NEW TRAIN WRECK!

2696 days ago
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Jack Schitt    

Well soon after Bubba & our gang get through with him h'll be able to hide thousands in his ass SIDEWAYS!! LMFAO HIP HIP HOORAY NEW ASS COMMIN IN TODAY

2696 days ago
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whateveryousay    

How can anyone be sitting in a jail cell with all that cash in their pocket? They're strip searched and given orange clothing. What jail is he in?????

2696 days ago
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