COLONIE — Three are charged smuggling contraband into the Albany County Correctional Facility by hiding marijuana, tobacco and tequila in a basketball and throwing it over the fence.
According to Sheriff Craig D. Apple, an inmate, Tashan Cook, who was incarcerated as a federal border, and two others were arrested on Sunday, June 14 and face a host of charges for the conspiracy to get illegal wares into the jail.
Cook was slated to be arraigned Sunday in the jail on the felony and misdemeanor counts of promoting prison contraband and attempted promoting prison contraband as well as the misdemeanors of conspiracy and criminal solicitation and the violation of possession of marijuana.
James Boone faces all the same charges as Cook as well as the misdemeanors of aggravated unlicensed operation and the violations of trespass and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He is slated to be arraigned in Colonie Town Court.
A 17-year-old female, who is not being named, faces felony and misdemeanor counts of promoting prison contraband and promoting prison contraband, the misdemeanors of conspiracy, criminal solicitation, criminal facilitation and the violations of trespass, unlicensed operator and unlawful possession of marijuana. She was given an appearance ticket at the Albany County Probation Department.