More illegal drugs seized at area prisons

Mark Gutman/Daily News Attica Correctional Facility

ATTICA — Officers seized nearly six ounces of synthetic marijuana and 95 Suboxone strips at Attica and Orleans correctional facilities.

They are the latest seizures in what has been an ongoing problem at state prisons since inmate visitation has ceased, said Mark Deburgomaster, western region vice president of state Corrections Officers and Police Benevolent Association.

The latest seizures happened last week.

On Wednesday and Thursday, officers found two ounces of synthetic marijuana, K2, and 95 strips of Suboxone, used to treat opioid addiction, at Orleans Correctional Facility in Albion.

Saturday, officers were X-Raying canned food and found three bundles wrapped in plastic inside the cans. It was 3.8 ounces of K2 mailed from the Bronx.

“Staff are doing a fantastic job detecting drugs flowing into prisons on a daily basis right now,” Deburgomaster said. “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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