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Baltimore woman arrested trying to deliver 200 Suboxone strips to Hagerstown prison

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Posted at 2:31 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 14:31:29-04

TOWSON, Md. — A Baltimore woman was arrested after she attempted to deliver about 200 Suboxone strips to an inmate at the Maryland Correction Institution in Hagerstown, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections announced in a statement.

Detectives recovered the narcotic strips from 40-year-old Danielle Richardson when she came to visit the prison on Monday, May 20. She was charged with drug distribution, drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession, and intent to deliver drugs to an inmate confined in a Maryland correctional institution.

Suboxone is a drug commonly used to treat opioid addiction, but the medication can pose its own risks of abuse and is intended to be distributed by a healthcare professional.

The Corrections Department’s Division of Special Operations Unit received information Saturday that a drug drop was going to take place Monday at the Regional Maintenance building between Roxbury Correctional Institution and MCI-H on Roxbury Road, the department said.

Detectives saw a silver BMW driving on a restricted road and into a parking area near the maintenance building at about 2:10 p.m. When the BMW stopped, detectives saw Richardson exit the car and walk towards a state vehicle, where she allegedly attempt to stash the Suboxone.

Detectives then converged on Richardson and arrested her. She is being held without bond at the Washington County Detention Center in Hagerstown.