BOONVILLE —An inmate who persuaded a man on parole to toss a package of drugs over the wall of the Boonville Correctional Center now faces new charges.

Eric Conley, 49, was charged Monday in Cooper County with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. Conley is currently serving concurrent 6-year sentences for felony drug charges from 2015 and 2016 from Buchanan County.

Conley was heard discussing the plan during a monitored telephone call with Kavin Vance of Fulton, who is on parole after serving a portion of a three-year sentence

Department of Corrections investigator Brian Armer heard Conley tell Vance where to throw a package with the contraband. Officers found the package near one of the housing buildings at 2:38 a.m. on May 11. It contained 467 grams of tobacco, 2.8 grams of cocaine and a small amount of marijuana, according to an affidavit filed by Armer.

Later in the morning, officers heard Conley asking Vance over the phone where he could find the package, Armer wrote.

Conley faces up to 7 years if convicted of the conspiracy charge. Vance has not been charged.