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$25K bail for mom who mailed drugs to son in prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 November 2013 at 12:00 am

ALBION – The mother of an inmate at the Orleans Correctional Facility appeared in court today for the first time and was sent to the county jail on $25,000 bail.

Tracey Stratton, 51, of Vermont allegedly mailed her son drugs. County Court Judge James Punch set her bail at $25,000. He also assigned her the public defender’s office. She will be arraigned on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. once she has an attorney assigned to her case.

Stratton has been charged with promoting prison contraband in the first degree and criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree.

She allegedly mailed the drugs to her son, Jason Seifert, 28. He has been at the Orleans Correctional Facility in Albion since April 23, 2010. He was sent to prison after being convicted of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree.