Even when caught with 100 pouches of tobacco the infractions are minor.
Once the tobacco is on the compound, the pouches wholesale for 50 books of stamps, or $300 each.
“The kitchen warehouse clerk was paid $1,000 for every 100 pouches to receive and store the tobacco,” the prisoner says.
early 14c., "bag for carrying things," especially (late 14c.) "small bag in which money is carried," from Anglo-French puche, Old North French pouche (13c.), Old French poche "purse, poke," all from a Germanic source (cf. Old English pocca "bag;" see poke (n.1)). Extended to cavities in animal bodies from c.1400.
A pocketlike space in the body.