Drugs seized in mail at Orleans, Attica correctional facilities

Posted 18 May 2020 at 3:08 pm

Synthetic marijuana and suboxone discovered in packages sent to inmates

Press Release, NYS Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association

In the latest of a string of drug seizures, officers seized over five ounces of synthetic marijuana and 95 strips of suboxone hidden inside packages mailed to inmates at the two western New York correctional facilities.

On May 13 and May 14, officers processing inmate packages discovered two ounces of synthetic marijuana, commonly known as K2, and 95 strips of suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction, at Orleans Correctional Facility in Albion.

At Attica Correctional Facility on May 16, an officer who was X-Raying canned food mailed to an inmate discovered 3 bundles wrapped in plastic inside the cans. Inside the plastic was a green leafy substance that tested positive for K2. The drugs weighed 3.8 ounces. It was mailed from an address in the Bronx.

“Staff are doing a fantastic job detecting drugs flowing into prisons on a daily basis right now,” said Mark Deburgomaster, Western Region Vice President for NYSCOPBA. “Even with those great efforts, drugs are still getting into the hands of inmates. Once again, it shows a glaring need for DOCCS to implement the Secure Vendor Program. Until then, this problem will continue.”

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