‘Canned chicken’ contained drugs

ATTICA — A package sent recently to Wyoming Correctional Facility turned out to be anything but canned chicken, according to the union representing corrections officers.

An officer assigned to the prison’s package room noticed abnormalities Thursday in a parcel sent from the Bronx, said officials at the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association. It contained eight cans of Bumble Bee chicken.

An X-ray of the cans revealed 4 ounces of a green leafy substance and 80 pills inside.

The officer opened the cans and found 40 white balloons inside. Inside 32 of the balloons was four ounces of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana or synthetic marijuana. The remaining eight balloons contained 80 multi-colored pills.

The drugs were seized as evidence.

The contraband was discovered one day after marijuana, two cellphones, chargers, and other contraband were discovered in a package sent to the adjacent Attica Correctional Facility.

In the meantime, a more disgusting incident occurred Thursday at Elmira Correctional Facility in Chemung County, NYSCOPBA officials said.

An officer walking past a cell in the prison’s Special Housing Unit when an inmate threw urine and feces from a milk carton through his cell hatch, striking the officer in the face and upper body.

The officer was treated for exposure at the facility infirmary and remained on duty.

The inmate, 28, was already in a Special Housing Unit on prior disciplinary charges. He faces additional disciplinary charges in the throwing incident.

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