Police: Woman tried to smuggle drugs into NY prison

MALONE, N.Y. (WCAX) Police say a woman tried to bring drugs to her brother, who is an inmate at the Franklin Correctional Facility in Malone, New York.

Police say a K-9 smelled the drugs in her pocketbook earlier this week. They say synthetic marijuana, known as K2, and Suboxone were both found. She was charged with promoting prison contraband. Police say the woman is from New York but they did not release her name.

A union rep for corrections officers says this is a prime example that contraband is still a prevalent issue and can put officers into dangerous situations.