Denver Introducing Contraband Attorney | Using a Drone to Drop Contraband in Prison
Introduction of Contraband is charged when a person brings unauthorized items into a Colorado Department of Correction or Denver County Jail. Items like cell phones, lock picking tools, stamps or drugs are all considered contraband. Recently, three people were arrested for using a drone to drop a cell phone and drugs into a prison yard near the housing unit. Officers intercepted the package before any inmates could get it and local law enforcement found 3 people in a car near the prison who have been arrested. If this had occurred in Adams or Jefferson County, they would likely be charged Introducing Contraband in the Second Degree.
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Douglas County Introduction of Contraband Lawyer: What is the Definition of Introducing Contraband in the Second Degree in Arapahoe County?
The Arapahoe and Douglas County, Colorado law definition Introducing Contraband in the Second Degree – C.R.S. 18-8-204 – is:
“(1) A person commits introducing contraband in the second degree if he or she knowingly and unlawfully:
(a) Introduces or attempts to introduce contraband into a detention facility; or
(b) Being a person confined in a detention facility, makes any contraband, as defined in subsection (2) of this section.
(1.5) A person confined in a detention facility commits introducing contraband in the second degree if he or she knowingly and unlawfully introduces or attempts to introduce contraband into a detention facility or at any location where an inmate is likely to be located, while such inmate is in the custody and under the jurisdiction of a political subdivision of the state of Colorado or the department of corrections, but not on parole.”
There are many items that are considered contraband, but drugs or controlled substances are definitely on the list, along with electronic communication devices.
Sentence for Second Degree Introducing Contraband in Adams and Jefferson County
As a class 6 felony in Adams and Jefferson County, Introduction of Contraband in the 2nd Degree is punishable by 12 to 18 months in the Colorado Department of Corrections with a one year parole tail. Trying to sneak something into a Colorado prison or county jail could land you there.
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