WARREN – Investigators from the prison, State Police and Maine Drug Enforcment have been working on the case for the past two months.
They say a former inmate from Massachusetts has been mailing Suboxone strips to 18-year-old Emily Michaud of Portland and 37-year-old Rosa Colon of Waterville. The women allegedly repackaged the strips and brought them into the prison. Both were charged with drug trafficking.
Michael Bailey, Jorge Santiago and Tyler Crawford, all inmates at the prison also were charged with trafficking. Authorities say Suboxone, often used as an alternative to methadone, is the most sought after drug in the prison.
Outside prison the drug is sold for about $10 per strip, but inside the cost swells to $400 per strip. 28 strips were seized during the investigation.