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Man Allegedly Tried To Smuggle Drugs Into Prison

November 6, 2018

JACKSON TWP. — A suspected drug mule was arraigned Monday on charges alleging he tried to smuggle synthetic marijuana into State Correctional Institution Dallas.

William Ivory Clinton, 39, was found in possession of 16 drug balloons after some of them ruptured in his stomach, leading to his hospitalization, according to police.

An inmate serving up to 40 years in prison for a 2004 murder in Lebanon County, Clinton approached prison staff on April 16 and admitted swallowing drug packages he got during a visit by Nadiegdrah Jamira Frink, 23, of Philadelphia, according to the charges.

Clinton reported becoming extremely ill and experiencing the effects of the drugs, saying he needed medical attention because the balloons ruptured, the charges said.

Prison staff brought Clinton to a hospital for treatment, then put him in a cell without plumbing in keeping with Department of Corrections policy, according to the complaint.

Clinton subsequently passed 14 intact balloons and two broken balloons, police said. The intact balloons contained more than 24 grams of synthetic marijuana, the charges allege.

Police charged Clinton and Frink with drug trafficking, possessing contraband in prison, possessing drug paraphernalia and drug possession.

Court records show Clinton was arraigned at Luzerne County Central Court on the charges Monday morning, with a preliminary hearing set for Nov. 15.

Frink remains wanted on the charges, according to court records.

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