A Buffalo woman has been arrested after she was caught trying to sneak drugs into a prison. New York State Troopers in connection with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision arrested the 36-year-old woman on June 12, 2022. Shavon M. Brown of Buffalo was charged with Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree.

She was arrested while visiting the Wyoming Correctional Facility. She allegedly had marijuana and suboxone strips on her.

Suboxone strips help individuals with opioid use disorders achieve long-term recovery and regain control over their lives. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the buprenorphine in Suboxone is a partial opioid agonist medication that works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain to reduce withdrawal symptoms and opioid cravings.

Brown was allegedly caught with marijuana and suboxone strips. She was taken to the New York State Police precinct in Warsaw for processing and was arraigned at Attica town court. Brown was released on her own recognizance. She will have to return to court at a later date.

While Marijuana is legal in New York State, there are many instances when it becomes illegal (like in a prison). You can check out when it's illegal here.

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