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Officers find marijuana in an inmate's sock

Posted: 1:48 PM, Sep 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-07 19:14:57Z

Erie County Sheriff's Office says an inmate at the Erie County Correctional Facility had a bag of marijuana after a visit.

When Tyrell Brown, 23, was searched by a corrections officer on September 6 at about 10:35 a.m., Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard says the officer found the marijuana in his sock.

A K9 officer and his partner were called and the K9 made a positive alert on the bag, according to deputies.

The sheriff's office says Brown was already being held on a weapons charge and a parole violation, and is now additionally charged with possessing contraband while in prison and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Brown will appear in front of an Alden Town Justice at a later date.