Jamestown woman indicted on drug charges for having drugs in prison
A Jamestown woman with an extensive history involving drugs was indicted on charges that she tried to smuggle drugs into Attica Correctional Facility.
Cindy S. Frank, 49, was arraigned in Wyoming County Court last week on charges of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Frank was arrested in November by state police after an investigation revealed she possessed suboxone strips and marijuana during a visit she made to the prison.
Frank entered a not guilty plea to the indictment and is to return to court in March. Frank, in April, was released from parole on drug-dealing charges.
She had been arrested in April 2017 after more than 6 ounces of packaged cocaine was found in her car during a traffic stop in Jamestown. She was arrested again that October and charged with another count of drug possession.
She was sentenced to three years in prison but served less than eight months before being released in 2019. Frank also was involved in a 2013 drug case where a passenger in her car died while in police custody.
Frank was stopped for traffic violations in Jamestown and police took her passenger, Charles Baker Jr. into custody. Baker possessed numerous bags of drugs and after being Tasered by police, he had a seizure and died. An autopsy later revealed he died as a result of lethal amounts of cocaine and tramadol in his system.