Visitors trafficked drugs in New York jail: eight accused, including a Latina

Of the eight defendants, three were already in prison.

Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office / Cortesía

Eight people were charged with conspiring to traffic drugs to the Suffolk County Correctional Center in Riverhead, Long Island, NY, through visitation and the US Postal Service.

Multiple agencies conducted a three-month investigation that resulted in the indictment of five civilian visitors and three inmates, now face a total of 25 felonies and 12 misdemeanors, including cconspiracy, criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance, promotion of prison contraband and criminal facilitation, Sheriff Errol Toulon listed.

The arrested suspects influence three Hispanics: two men and one woman. Nate Flores (27), a resident of Sound Beach; and Albertina Garcia (54) of Port Jefferson Station. Meanwhile Ray Peña (37), who was already confined in that prison, was accused of promoting contraband in prison and conspiracy, reported

An unknown number of drugs, including heroin, buprenorphine, cannabis, K2spice and other contraband, was trafficked sewing it into clothing fabrics and other properties, as well as hiding them in packaging material, Toulon said.

The accused they used the inmate mail and visitors in an attempt to traffic the items to the jail, where Sheriff’s Office investigators found the items and conducted telephone surveillance and monitoring during the investigation.

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