Cumberland County Jail cracks down on drugs after 4 charged with trafficking

The Associated Press
Posted March 03, 2011, at 12:55 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Officials at Maine’s largest jail are cracking down on drugs just days after two inmates and two women on the outside were charged with drug trafficking.

Police dogs searched for drugs Thursday morning at the Portland’s Cumberland County Jail, with some marijuana and an unidentified powder being found early on.

The Portland Press Herald said jail officials have discovered that inmates have been receiving drugs that have been hidden in the folds of manila envelopes.

Officials said four people were charged this week in a scheme involving the prescription drug Suboxone, which is used to treat opiate addiction.

Two inmates were charged for their role inside the jail, while a sister and a girlfriend of one of the inmates were also charged for allegedly mailing the drugs to them.

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