Man admits to trying to bring fentanyl into women’s prison at Albion
ALBION – An Oneida County man admitted in Orleans County Court on Wednesday that he tried to ring fentanyl into the Albion Correctional Facility.
Gerald Berg of Lee Center pleaded guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the second degree. He could face up to 6 months in the county jail and five years of probation when he is sentenced on March 15.
He admitted to trying to bring fentanyl to the prison on July 23, and told the court he was aware it was a dangerous substance for someone to use.
In other cases in County Court on Wednesday:
• Judge Sanford Church set Feb. 6 as the start of a trial for Ajea McCoy of Elmira, who is accused of mailing methamphetamine and fentanyl in June to an inmate at Albion Correctional Facility. She is charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree and promoting prison contraband in the first degree. The drugs were allegedly in another package.
• Imani Williams, an inmate at Albion Correctional Facility, was arraigned for second-degree assault after allegedly physically assaulting another inmate. On Nov. 15, 2021 she allegedly struck another inmate, causing a fractured orbital bone.
• Tafari Holley was arraigned for trying to bring OxyContin into the Orleans Correctional Facility on Sept. 4 while visiting an inmate. She is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree and promoting prison contraband in the first degree.