Montgomery County Sheriff draws hard line

Arrests made for contraband at County jail

FONDA — The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office made several arrests and issued many arrest warrants following investigations in to contraband in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.

According to a news release the arrests and arrest warrants are a result of members of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility and the Montgomery County Investigation Unit working “extremely hard” and since Jan. 1 conducting searches, receiving tips, the K-9 Unit searching property, working together and communicating.

Members of the Investigation Unit assisted correctional staff by continuing investigations, providing valuable support, taking statements and making the arrests.

Examples of contraband found were prescription medications, marijuana, tobacco, razor blades, a lighter, springs, screws, bolts, heroin, cocaine and suboxone.

“Contraband within a correctional facility is dangerous,” the release states. “We are proud and pleased with the dedication shown by staff working towards eliminating these types of things in our facility. The safety and security of staff, inmates and the facility are of the utmost importance. We will continue to make arrests and report them in hopes that the message gets delivered that this type of behavior will not be tolerated.”

Warrants that were issued are:

Andrew Kenyon, 36, for second-degree promoting prison contraband.

Anthony Reyes, 29, for second-degree promoting prison contraband.

Cassandra Mickus, 33, for second-degree promoting prison contraband and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Derek LaButta, 38, for first-degree promoting dangerous prison contraband , felony, second-degree promoting prison contraband and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Eric Diaz, 35, for second-degree promoting prison contraband and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Isreal Ruiz, 27, for second-degree promoting prison contraband and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Ryan Sayers, 30, for second-degree promoting prison contraband and unlawful possession of marijuana.

The sheriff’s office asks anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of those individuals with arrest warrants to contact their office at 518-853-5500 or at Sheriff@sheriff.montgomery.ny.us, Capital Crime Stoppers, or through a Facebook message.

Arrests made include:

Angelie Cruz Rivera, 34, for second-degree promoting prison contraband for allegedly mailing items into the facility from Amsterdam Post Office by sewing suboxone into the tongue of sneakers.

Chad MacVean, 31, for second-degree promoting prison contraband and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Heriberto Ortiz, 30, for second-degree promoting prison contraband and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Jessica Hicks, 31, for second-degree promoting prison contraband.

Jimmy Cruz, 27, for second-degree promoting prison contraband and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Jonathan Gomez, 36, for second-degree promoting prison contraband and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Mark Culbertson, 37, for promoting second-degree promoting prison contraband.

Natalie O’Shaughnessy, 27, second-degree promoting prison contraband and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Sammy Bruno Ramirez, 34, for second-degree promoting prison contraband, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and sixth-degree conspiracy.

Walter Albino, 30, for second-degree tampering with a witness and second-degree criminal contempt for allegedly contacting a witness violating an order of protection in attempt to affect potential testimony in a criminal case.

Wilfredo Marerro Garcia, 32, for second-degree promoting prison contraband and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Katherine DeLuca, 36, for petit larceny and first-degree promoting prison contraband, a felony.

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