Attleboro Police and DOC Investigators partner to thwart prison drug smuggling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE by Attleboro Police Department
On Tuesday March 22, 2016, investigators from the Attleboro Police Department and the Massachusetts Department of Corrections concluded an investigation into drug activity with ties to the illegal smuggling of narcotics into state correctional facilities.
Detectives from the Attleboro Police Department and investigators from the Massachusetts Department of Corrections Office of Investigative Services partnered in an investigation which stemmed from information received from the prisons. The investigators learned that a female suspect was coming to Attleboro to pick up a package containing illegal drugs. Investigators also learned that she was going to be taking possession of those drugs in order to smuggle them into one of the state’s correctional facilities.
Investigators were granted a search warrant for the suspect’s vehicle. The vehicle was located and subsequently stopped in the parking lot of the Stop and Shop Supermarket located on Pleasant St. in Attleboro.
A search of the vehicle was conducted, and located within an ice cream container were 20 sublingual suboxone strips, packaged and prepared for delivery and introduction into a correctional facility. Also found were 6 individual packages of suspected marijuana, which was packaged in a manner consistent with being prepared to smuggle into a correctional facility.
Arrested was Jazzmine Sanchez, 26, of the Roslindale section of Boston. She is being charged by the Attleboro Police Department with possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance (suboxone), possession with intent to distribute a Class D substance (marijuana), conspiracy to violate the drug laws, and conspiracy to introduce drugs to a correctional facility.
This investigation was a cooperative effort between investigators from the Attleboro Police Department Detective Division and the Massachusetts Department of C0rrections Office of Investigative Services to interdict narcotics on the street before they were introduced to a state prison, where they would be distributed for profit by inmate accomplices. The approximate value of the suboxone strips in prison is $2000.

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