Woman Accused of Trying to Smuggle Marijuana into County Jail

Inmate's visitor arrested inside jail in New City.

A woman visiting an inmate at the county jail in New City was arrested in the jail today on charges she tried to smuggle marijuana to the inmate, according to the .

Tiona Chennel Powell, 20, of Wappingers Falls, was charged with promoting prison contraband, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, at 1:45 p.m. today at the .

The Sheriff's Department said a county corrections officer caught Powell trying to bring the contraband in while on a visit to an inmate. Powell is accused of attempting to smuggle a pouch of marijuana, matches and cigarette rolling papers to the inmate.

She was arrested at the jail and later released pending a Sept. 24 hearing in Clarkstown Town Court in New City.

This is the . In July, a Stony Point woman who was on her way to visit an inmate at the jail was charged with marijuana possession after a  detected drugs in her car in the parking lot of the jail.

Gerry M September 09, 2012 at 02:01 PM
No Malcolm. You are not required to act according to your conscience. You are required to act according to the evidence presented. I hope every DA copies this post and recognizes your name when you are called for jury duty.
Dave H September 09, 2012 at 03:48 PM
I never knew promoting prison contraband was just a misdemeanor
Meg Wilson September 09, 2012 at 05:07 PM
What a moron! Really? Bringing pot INTO a policed facility? Really...stupidity is surely rampant in our society..s
Andromachos September 09, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Dear Gerry Jury nullification has a long history in the US as a means of opposing tyranny and corruption. There is no penalty for doing it or advocating it.
Scotty September 09, 2012 at 11:42 PM
So let me get this straight Malkie....it's ok to bring pot to jail and give it to an inmate ? And as long as one views that an item should'nt be prohibited in society simply because society has deemed it to be...then anyone involved in criminal activity pertaining to that proibited item....should be acquited ? Different take I have to admit but a tad over the top, don't you think ? I was on a jury and I listened to the facts and the person was acquited because we thought he was, not blindly voting for acquital just because it involved a probited item. Come on Malkie...ease up...the revolution is not here yet....thank goodness.


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