Wife pleads guilty to passing heroin to prisoner

Posted Dec. 02, 2013, at 10:30 a.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 23-year-old woman will end up with a $600 fine if she behaves during the next year after pleading guilty Monday to passing heroin to her husband who was at the Maine State Prison.

Janessa Fisk pleaded guilty in Knox County Superior Court to furnishing heroin.

According to Assistant Attorney General Katie Sibley, Fisk visited her husband at the state prison in Warren in July 2012, and after she left staff became suspicious. They kept a watch on her husband, and two balloons filled with heroin were confiscated.

The prisoner told investigators that his wife had passed the two balloons to him by mouth-to-mouth contact, the prosecutor said.

Sibley said the state agreed to dismiss a drug trafficking and a drug possession charge as well as to lower the felony charge to a misdemeanor through a deferred disposition because there could have been problems proving the case. In addition, Fisk, a resident of North Adams, Mass., had no criminal record, she added.

Fisk was represented by attorney Jonathan Handelman.

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