Three people were arrested in separate incidents for bringing contraband into the Erie County Holding Center. Erie County Sheriff John C. Garcia reported the arrest of the three individuals on the Sheriff's Office Facebook page. They were each arrested on felony contraband charges.

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Crack Cocaine Falls From Man's Butt During Search At Erie County Holding Center

On November 29, 2022, a 39-year-old man was charged with a class-C felony of criminal possession of a narcotic and a class-A misdemeanor count of introducing contraband into a prison. Deputies discovered a bag of crack cocaine on Khaled Yaghi of Buffalo. Yaghi had been arrested by Buffalo Police and was taken to the holding center. While deputies were searching him, the crack cocaine fell from his buttocks. He is currently being held at the holding center awaiting arraignment for his charges.

Buffalo Man Conspires To Introduce Contraband Into Erie County Holding Center

On November 30, deputies noticed a vehicle parked behind the holding center. Upon further investigation, they discovered a 27-year-old conspiring with an inmate to bring contraband into the holding center. The Sheriff’s Narcotics and Intelligence Unit arrested Daquan Jones of Buffalo. He was charged him with a felony count of introducing dangerous contraband into a prison and a misdemeanor count of criminal trespass. He is now being held at the facility awaiting a court appearance.

The identified incarcerated individual was identified as Jaylan Holliday, who is being held in connection to an armed robbery on November 10. He was also charged with a felony count of introducing dangerous contraband into a prison.

In-Person Visits Are Back Again At The Erie County Holding Center

Erie County Sheriff John C. Garcia announced that in-person visits have resumed at the Erie County Holding Center and the Erie County Correctional Facility. The Holding Center is a maximum-security pre-trial facility located in Buffalo that can house 638 individuals. The Correctional Facility is located in Alden and houses up to 884 men, women, and adolescents, including non-arraigned, non-sentenced, sentenced, and federal inmates.

Erie County Holding Center Visitation

In-person visitation resumed on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. No visitation is allowed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Doors open at 7:30 am and are 30 minutes long. Visitors are allowed in 30 minutes prior to and a visitor must be signed in 10 minutes before the hour.

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