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Women charged in connection with smuggling contraband

March 28, 2007|by ERIN JULIUS

HAGERSTOWN - Two Baltimore women were arrested on drug charges Saturday in the parking lot of Roxbury Correctional Institution south of Hagerstown after one of the women admitted she was trying to smuggle drugs in her underwear, according to officials at the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and court documents.

Theresa Anne Wilson, 38, and Dawn M. Amig, 41, were trying to deliver heroin and marijuana to inmates at the institution, officials allege in a news release.

Information about the contraband came from within the Department of Corrections, said Mark Vernarelli, spokesman for the department.

Roxbury staff intercepted telephone conversations between Theresa Wilson and Antoine Wilson, in which they conspired to deliver drugs, which led to surveillance in the parking lot, according to court documents.

Contraband, which includes everything from drugs and weapons to cell phones, is a cause of violence within the prison system, Vernarelli said.

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Wilson, of 718 N. Curley St. in Baltimore, was attempting to visit inmate Antoine Wilson at Roxbury when officers confronted her in the parking lot and informed her they were conducting a criminal investigation, according to charging documents.

Wilson admitted to officers that she had drugs in her underwear and said Dawn Amig gave her the substances, documents state.

Amig, of 403 S. Bouldin St. in Baltimore, admitted to giving Wilson the heroin, according to charging documents.

Wilson handed over a substance that tested positive for marijuana and a substance that tested positive for heroin. Both substances were packaged in separate balloons.

Division of Correction Canine Sgt. Jamey Moats and his dog, Razz, conducted the initial search after the dog alerted on the women's vehicle, Vernarelli said.

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