A man accused of sneaking drugs in to prisoners at New York’s Riker Island pled not guilty today to charges in Bronx Supreme Court.
Marrion-Paul Small Williams faces a felony charge of promoting prison contraband in the first degree.
The 25 year-old man also faces charges for promotion of prison contraband in the second degree and unlawful possession of marijuana.
The legal assistant was employed by a private investigative firm.
He met with defendants at Rikers Island on behalf of defense attorneys.
In October, prosecutors say Small-Williams visited Rikers where a drug-sniffing dog alerted officers. The say a search revealed Small-Williams had K-2, a synthetic opioid, marijuana and electrical tape in his underwear.If convicted, the defendant could spend up to seven years behind bars. He remains free on a $2,000 bail.
Small-Williams is expected back in court on March 22nd.