CAPE VINCENT, NY (news release) – An officer assigned to the package room at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility found Synthetic Marijuana, commonly known as K2, in a package mailed to an inmate incarcerated at the medium security prison.
On Friday, April 5, 2019, the facility received a package for an inmate. The officer in the package room discovered 12 granola bars that were wrapped in plastic and had been resealed in the original packaging. When the officer opened the bars, he discovered a green leafy substance. The substance tested positive for Synthetic Marijuana. In total, 54 grams of Synthetic Marijuana, was seized.
The contraband was placed into evidence.
The inmate, who is serving a 3 year sentence after being convicted in Schenectady County in 2016 for Attempted Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd, faces disciplinary charges and an investigation into who mailed the package and from what location is underway.
“Our members are working diligently to stop the flow of contraband that is flooding our facilities. Contraband seized inside prisons are at historic levels but unfortunately not all contraband can be discovered. Once again, I am calling on DOCCS to implement a Secure Vendor Program in each facility. This type of seizure is a common occurrence in facilities across the state and it needs to be addressed by the administration. “ – stated Scott Carpenter, Central Region Vice President.
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