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Lansford woman cited at prison

Published March 09. 2012 05:01PM

A Lansford woman has been charged for bringing controlled substances into the county prison in Nesquehoning.

Nesquehoning police charged Shari Frances Jones, 45, of 446 E. Patterson St., Apt. B, with possession of a controlled substance, contraband by an inmate, and two counts of prohibited acts, penalties, in possession of a controlled substance or paraphernalia.

On Jan. 30 Officer Dana O'Brien was called to the county jail by deputy warden Timothy Fritz for an inmate found to have drugs in her cell. Jones was in the jail doing a weekend sentence.

O'Brien said prison personnel received information that Jones had drugs in her cell. Correction officers went to the cell and ordered her out. She at first refused to leave the cell, but did finally comply.

A search of the cell resulted in the officers finding pills wrapped in tissue and a broken blue pill found in a yellow box. Jones claimed that the items were candy, the police report states.

The pills were tested and the results indicated they were narcotics. Two pink pills were diaulitn (moriphine), a white pill was dilantin (hydromorphine) and a blue pill was xanax.

The charges were then filed by Chief Sean Smith. She was arraigned before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek, of Lansford, with bail set at $3,000.

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