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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Bad Shipment: Meat Contained Synthetic Pot and Suboxone:
Drugs seized by officers at Wyoming Correctional Facility twice in one week

Corrections officers union officials are continuing to press the state to reinstall the secure vendor program after drug seizures at Wyoming Correctional Facility.

Officers on Jan. 25 were processing a package with meat in it and found irregularities in the meat, said Kenny Gold, western region vice president of NYS Corrections Officers and Police Benevolent Association.

The officer found 19 balloons in the meat containing 49 grams of synthetic marijuana and 17 strips of suboxone. The package was mailed from Buffalo.

A short time later, officers were processing 10 packages of cigars that were mailed to an inmate and found that all been stuffed with synthetic pot. Those were mailed from Rochester.

“There is simply no reason for the state not to re-install the Secure Vendor Program. Other states in the country have similar programs and they are an effective means for keeping a large amount of contraband from getting into the hands of inmates,” Gold said. “Instead of talking about making changes to make prisons safer, DOCCS finally needs to put their money where their mouth is and reinstall the Secure Vendor Program before we have to endure another year of drugs and weapons making their way into the hands of inmates.”

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