A 52-year-old contract worker at the Nashua Street Jail is facing charges after investigators discovered she was carrying several plastic bags containing drugs and cigarettes, Suffolk County prosecutors said.
Dorothy Smith of Malden was searched by Suffolk County sheriff's investigators Wednesday at the jail, said Jake Wark, a spokesman for the Suffolk County district attorney's office. Smith was employed by a food-service vendor that provides services for the jail.
"The search turned up four Ziploc bags containing ten cigarettes each, another plastic bag containing three rocks of what was believed to be cocaine, as well as $50 in cash," Wark said. "Investigators believe she intended to introduce those items to an inmate or inmates at the jail."
Smith was arraigned Thursday in Boston Municipal Court. She was charged with possession of a Class B substance, unlawfully delivering an article to a prisoner, and conspiracy to distribute a Class B substance.
Prosecutors recommended Smith be held on $10,000 cash bail, but she was released on her own recognizance. She will return to court June 9.
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