Dutchess County Woman Accused Of Bringing Drugs Into Local Prison
A Dutchess County woman was allegedly caught bringing six different drugs into a local prison while visiting a friend.
On Saturday, New York State Police from Ellenville charged 32-year-old Amanda L. Lewis of Poughkeepsie with promoting prison contraband, six-counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and possession a controlled substance outside of its original container.
State Police conducted an investigation into Lewis after a New York State Department of Corrections K-9 Officer allegedly found a prescription bottle on her that contained six different types of controlled substances.
The drugs were found on Lewis when she entered a Town of Wawarsing prison, police say. She is also accused of possessing a marijuana cigarette and a marijuana grinder on prison grounds.
Lewis was arraigned in the Town of Rochester Court and was remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $250 cash bail or $500 secured bond.
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