Suboxone strips found in Rice Krispies treats at NY prison

A CO processing boxes of the treats noticed several boxes and packaging seals were tampered with


Observer-Dispatch

ROME, N.Y. — Corrections officers twice this month found dozens of Suboxone strips inside Rice Krispie treat wrappers mailed to inmates at Mohawk Correctional Facility in Rome, according to the New York State Corrections Officers and Police Benevolent Agency.

An officer processing boxes of the treats mailed from the Buffalo area to an inmate on Aug. 1 noticed several boxes as well as the seals of the individual packaging were tampered with, according to NYSCOPBA. Inside the packages he found 24 plastic bundles of orange strips that tested positive for Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction.

This image taken on Sept. 10, 2012 shows different styles of Rice Krispies Treats.
This image taken on Sept. 10, 2012 shows different styles of Rice Krispies Treats. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

A little over a week later on Aug. 12, an officer processing a box of Rice Krispie treats mailed from the Bronx area also noticed inconsistencies and opened the box to find 40 orange strips of Suboxone inside the individual packages of treats, NYSCOPBA reported.

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