Synthetic marijuana found at Marcy Correctional Facility


MARCY — An alert officer discovered more than seven ounces of synthetic marijuana hidden inside eight food cans that were mailed to an inmate at the Marcy Correctional Facility.

On Thursday, Oct. 22, an officer was processing mailed packages in the processing room when he discovered abnormalities in four cans of tuna fish and four cans of Mexican food at the medium security prison.

The cans were opened and the officer discovered a green leafy substance wrapped in cellophane. The substance was tested and confirmed as synthetic marijuana, commonly known as K2.

The drugs, which were mailed from an address in New York City, were seized as evidence.

“The officer did an excellent job discovering a significant amount of K2. On numerous occasions, we have seen inmates become extremely violent and combative when high on this drug,” said Bryan Hluska, NYSCOPBA Central Region Vice President.

“Officers have been injured trying to subdue inmates in those situations. Eliminating those seven ounces of K2 from getting into the hands of an inmate is important to the on-going safety of staff,”
Hluska added.

“Once again, this is a call for the Secure Vendor Program. With the Secure Vendor Program, drugs like this wouldn’t stand a chance of getting inside of our prisons. DOCCS owes it to the safety of staff to reinstate it,” he said


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