Smugglers searching for innovative methods to transport marijuana without getting tossed into the poky might want to avoid experimenting with vinegar to mask the pungent odor of their product.

Just ask 24-year-old former prison guard Jason Paul Singh who was recently convicted of trafficking marijuana into the Wormwood Scrubs Prison in west London after being caught trying to conceal several grams of English stink weed in a bag of chips drenched in vinegar.

According to testimony, sometime in September, Singh made plans to stow about 50 grams of marijuana in his backpack and sneak it into the prison. He was concerned that the weed had such a strong aroma that he’d likely get busted before he made his way through the gates.

In an attempt to mask the stench of his shipment, Singh reportedly walked down to a local fish and chip restaurant and purchased a bag of chips. Then, just to hedge his bet, he doused the entire package with vinegar in hopes of throwing any curious rats off his trail.

Apparently, his smuggling tactics were ineffective, as he is now serving a four-year prison sentence.

The more you know.

Mike Adams writes for Playboy's The Smoking Jacket, BroBible and Hustler Magazine. Follow him: @adamssoup; facebook.com/mikeadams73.