During April, six women were apprehended and charged with promoting prison contraband at the Cayuga Correctional Facility after a K9 unit detected drugs on them during inmate visits on two separate occasions.
On April 9, a Schenectady woman was arrested and charged with second-degree promoting prison contraband when the K9 unit detected drugs on her. She voluntarily handed over four balloons containing 108 grams of marijuana to the authorities.
The remaining five arrests took place on April 16. A Johnson City woman was detained for carrying four latex balloons filled with 68 grams of synthetic marijuana, also known as K2, and was charged with promoting prison contraband. An Endicott woman was charged with second-degree promoting prison contraband after voluntarily surrendering two latex bundles containing 72 grams of marijuana.
Additionally, a Mattydale woman was charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband when she willingly handed over three balloons containing two plastic razors and 99 ecstasy pills. A Buffalo woman was charged with second-degree promoting prison contraband after the K9 unit alerted authorities to her presence, leading her to turn over four black bundles containing marijuana and K2. Lastly, an Elmira woman was charged with second-degree promoting prison contraband after the K9 unit detected her and she handed over four latex bundles containing 37 grams of marijuana.
All the suspects were taken to the New York State Police Barracks for processing following their arrests.
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