WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Six inmates in the St. Lawrence County Jail are accused of trying to get drugs through the mail.
The sheriff’s office charged all of them with felony counts of first-degree attempted promoting prison contraband.
The inmates are identified as:
- Tyler Armstrong, age 29, Ogdensburg
- Steven Davis, age 31, Canton
- Jerome Dobbs, age 32, Lisbon
- Michael Middlemiss, Jr., age 31, Madrid
- Kenneth Reese, age 30, DeKalb
- Timothy Scott, age 34, Massena
Detectives allege that over the course of approximately one month, the inmates tried to receive dangerous contraband in the jail by receiving letters in the mail.
Officials said the letters were pieces of sublingual strips, which tested positive for Buprenorphine.
The drug is a narcotic which can be used to treat pain as well as addiction to narcotic pain relievers.
The letters were discovered by corrections officers at the jail.
Officials are investigating where the letters came from and more charges are pending.
If you have further information, you’re are asked to contact the detective division at 315- 379-2360.
All six inmates were issued tickets to appear in to Canton Town Court.