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Sheriff: Steuben man possessed narcotics at county jail

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Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard announced the arrest of 38-year-old Jason S. Howells from Corning, New York, on charges of possessing a significant amount of narcotics while detained. The incident occurred on April 21 when Howells was initially detained for a separate matter and appeared at the Centralized Arraignment Court.

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Deputies discovered Howells in possession of more than half an ounce of narcotics during his booking at the Steuben County Jail. He was subsequently charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony, and first-degree promoting prison contraband, a class D felony.

Following his arraignment, Howells was released from custody.