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Prison inmate, wife charged with trying to transfer drugs

June 26, 2019

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana State Prison inmate and his wife have pleaded not guilty to charges related to the transfer of drugs and tobacco into the prison.

The Montana Standard reports Michael Dean Albert pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three counts of conspiracy to transfer illegal articles. Jamie Lynn Albert pleaded not guilty to two counts of transferring illegal articles and attempted transfer of illegal articles.

Prosecutors say after Jamie Albert visited her husband in March 2016, officers found tobacco and a nerve pain medication in his crutches. Prosecutors say Jamie Albert tried to get drugs into the prison in January 2017 by sending a greeting card that had been sprayed with a synthetic cannabinoid, or spice.

Albert is serving a 10-year sentence for setting fire to his girlfriend’s belongings in Lolo, violating his probation in a 2005 drunken driving case.

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Information from: The Montana Standard, http://www.mtstandard.com

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