TRAVERSE CITY (WWJ/AP) – A 43-year-old northern Michigan woman will spend time in jail for trying to smuggle a prescription drug behind a postage stamp on a letter mailed to her son who was incarcerated in a state prison.
Jamie Rise, of Lake City, was sentenced Friday in Traverse City to a year in jail and three years’ probation, according to The Grand Rapids Press.READ MORE: Monroe County Increases Police Presence At Schools After Shooting In Texas
Rise pleaded guilty to conspiracy to deliver or manufacture a controlled substance.
Staff at the Pugsley Correctional Facility in Grand Traverse County in northern Michigan found Suboxone in a thin film layer after intercepting the mail. The drug blocks cravings for heroin and painkillers.READ MORE: Court Interested In Dispute Over Michigan 1931 Abortion Ban
The newspaper says the scheme was revealed through recorded calls between Rise and her son, 26-year-old Robert Eling, who is imprisoned on drug charges.
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