Sheriff: Inmate found with contraband after visit

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Deputies with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office say an inmate at the Correctional Facility was found with marijuana.

According to authorities, Tyrell Brown, 23, was searched by a corrections officer after a visit. This is allegedly when the officer found a bag of marijuana in his sock.

Brown was already being held on a weapons charge and parole violation.

He was charged with unlawful marijuana possession as well as possessing contraband in prison. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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