Synthetic marijuana found inside mailed package, women’s bathroom at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility, union says

CAPE VINCENT, NY (news release) – Officers seized over five ounces of Synthetic Marijuana, commonly known as K2,  in two separate incidents at the medium security prison. 

On Wednesday, December 4th, at approximately 12:30 p.m. , staff searched the women’s bathroom in the visitors room based on a tip officers received about contraband.  During the search,  officers recovered eight bundles of a green leafy substance that tested positive for Synthetic Marijuana.  The drugs weighed 61 grams.     

At approximately 2:30 p.m. an officer was processing a mailed package for an inmate that contained cans of beans. The officer X-rayed the cans and observed two unknown objects in the cans. The cans were opened and two clear plastic bundles containing Synthetic Marijuana were seized. The drugs weighed in excess of 86 grams. 

The package was mailed from an address in Brooklyn. 

The contraband was placed into evidence.  The investigation is continuing. 

 “Our members are working diligently to stop the flow of contraband that is flooding our facilities.  Especially at Cape Vincent, drugs seem to get in consistently despite the best efforts of staff.  Once again, I am calling on DOCCS to implement a Secure Vendor Program in each facility.  Seizures are now a daily occurrence in facilities across the state and it needs to be addressed by the administration. “  – stated Scott Carpenter, Central Region Vice President.