Sheriff: Civilian, 4 inmates charged in jail smuggling operation

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — An investigation spanning months has led to the arrest of four inmates and a civilian.

Members of the Erie County Sheriff’s office say they broke up a prison contraband smuggling operation.

Around 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, members of the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit and Erie County Holding Center deputies executed a search warrant for Buffalo resident Tianna Hunter, 24, while she was at the jail.

Deputies searched Hunter, and as they did so, they say she removed a balloon containing marijuana from inside her genital area.

Hunter was charged with Introducing Contraband Into a Prison, Conspiracy, Criminal Sale of Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana. She was then committed to the holding center on $5,000 bail.

The following inmates were charged with Attempting to Possess Prison Contraband and Conspiracy:

  • Melvin Williams, 20
  • Demetrise Oaks, 36
  • Indaleccio Rodriguez, 27
  • Dijon Brown, 24 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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