Two charged following contraband investigation at SCI

1280 Sci Drug Arrest

GEORGETOWN, Del. – The Delaware Department of Correction has charged two people following an attempt to deliver illegal narcotics to an inmate at Sussex Correctional Institution.

We’re told that SCI investigators gathered evidence of a conspiracy between an inmate and a New Castle resident to deliver illegal narcotic drugs to the inmate through the U.S. Postal Service. Last week, a mail package addressed to the inmate was identified and intercepted on arrival to the prison mail room. Analysis of the package conducted in collaboration with the Delaware Division of Forensic Science found that the paper contents tested positive for fentanyl and methamphetamine.

Through investigation, DOC officers secured arrest warrants for two individuals. The first individual, current SCI inmate Dustin Richie, was charged with drug dealing, two counts of promoting prison contraband, two counts of criminal solicitation, and two counts of second degree conspiracy. He was arraigned and a $15,500 secured bail was set on the new charges. Richie is currently serving a 1-year prison sentence for violation of probation.

Police located and apprehended 36-year-old Shannon Griffis, an associate of Richie, and charged her with drug dealing, two counts of promoting prison contraband, and two counts of second degree conspiracy. She was held at the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on a $6,500 secured bond.

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