The Lowdown on a Man Accused of Sneaking Drugs into Rikers Island:

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.


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