Quantities of synthetic marijuana and a homemade weapon were seized from inmates in three separate occasions inside the Mohawk Correctional Facility in Rome.
According to the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association:
• On March 31, synthetic marijuana was found inside homemade cigarettes in the living quarters of an inmate.
• On April 2, an inmate frisk uncovered several sheets of paper coated in synthetic marijuana wrapped inside a bundle of cellophane in an inmate’s pocket. A second cellophane bundle with loose paper sheets was found in the inmate’s sock.
• Also on April 2, a search of an inmate’s living quarters uncovered both an ice pick-type weapon hidden in the inmate’s boot and a paper bundle coated in synthetic marijuana in the inmate’s sock.
Authorities said all three inmates were placed in special housing pending proceedings. The drugs were seized as evidence.