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Woman Entered Sing Sing With Drugs, Police Say

Shakeema Chavis
Shakeema Chavis Photo Credit: New York State Police

OSSINING, N.Y. -- A 35-year-old Brooklyn woman accused of trying to sneak heroin, cocaine, and several other drugs into Sing Sing prison is facing a host of criminal charges, according to police.

Shakeema L. Chavis was arrested by New York State Troopers on Dec. 22 after prison officials found her in possession of heroin and cocaine along with suboxone and synthetic marijuana, according to police.

Chavis is alleged to have entered the prison with the goal of passing the illegal drugs off to an inmate, police said.

Chavis was ticketed and released without bail, according to authorities, who said she faces one misdemeanor count of second-degree promoting prison contraband and four misdemeanor counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Chavis is to appear in Ossining Town Court on Jan. 10.

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