Four People Arrested For Attempting to Smuggle Meth into Cortland Jail
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Four People Arrested For Attempting to Smuggle Meth into Cortland Jail
Four people have been charged in connection with a plot to smuggle meth into the Cortland County jail, one of the suspects was arrested in connection the discovery of a meth lab in Cortland last month.
Yesterday corrections officer sin the County jail discovered a small quantity of the drug methamphetamine hidden inside a book that was being delivered to an unidentified inmate in the county jail.
Police say 21-year-old Katelynne Thomas of 514 Warren Rd. Ithaca, is accused of bringing the drugs into the jail. Thomas still has charges pending against her including a felony count of manufacturing meth and misdemeanor drug possession in connection with a meth lab discovery at 95 Maple Avenue..
During the investigation Police learned that Thomas was being assisted in the smuggling attempt. Officers went out into the parking lot of the Public Safety Building and arrested 22-year-old Tomas Kaiser of 86 S. Church St. Cortland, 24 year old Justin Farley, of 216 Oak Hill Ave. Endicott, N.Y. and 23-year-old Kara R. Smithgall of 1228 Campbell Rd.  Endicott.
A search of Thomas’s vehicle turned up all the components and equipment to make methamphetamine. A small quantity of the drug was also located in the vehicle.
Kaiser was charged with felony counts of possessing a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance, unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, and possession of the precursors of methamphetamine.
Thomas was charged with felony counts of promoting prison contraband, attempted criminal sale of a controlled, along with misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy.
Smithgall was charged with a misdemeanor count of conspiracy, and possession of marijuana after she was found with a small amount of pot.
Farley was also charged with a misdemeanor count of conspiracy.
The four suspects were awaiting arraignment in Cortland City Court today.
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