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CORRECTION OFFICERS DISCOVER BLADES AND DRUGS BEING BROUGHT INTO YAPHANK JAIL


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: May 31, 2022


(YAPHANK, NY) Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Correction Officers made a major contraband discovery on May 18, 2022, as an inmate was attempting to introduce dangerous drugs and weapons into the Yaphank Correctional Facility.


As he was being booked into the Yaphank Correctional Facility, William Santiago, 36, of Holtsville, NY was found to be in possession of multiple ceramic razor blades, drugs, and lighting materials during the routine intake search. All inmates are thoroughly searched for contraband upon booking into the facility.


William Santiago

Santiago initially denied having any contraband, but after a thorough search he admitted to having secreted multiple small packages in his body. He was able to produce the packages and turn them over to Sheriff’s Office Corrections Investigators. These packages contained: three large ceramic razor blades, six small ceramic razor blades, one small bag of fentanyl, eleven bundles containing over 100 strips of suboxone, K2 (synthetic marijuana), match strikers, rolling papers, and numerous match heads.


At the time, Santiago was being booked into the jail for later transport to New York State prison after he was sentenced to 3-6 years for felony criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. Deputy Sheriff Investigators have now charged inmate Santiago with eleven counts of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, nine counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, one count of promoting prison contraband in the second degree, and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.


Sheriff Toulon commends his Correction Officers. “These vigilant Correction Officers and Investigators prevented possible seriously injury or the loss of life of both staff and inmates alike with this discovery. These razor blades could have been used both here in the Suffolk County Correctional Facility and upstate in prison. I salute their hard work and commend them for their diligence in keeping Suffolk County safe.”



PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE



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