Correctional officer charged in drug smuggle scheme at Wyatt Detention Center

CENTRAL FALLS, RI (WLNE) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office says a Wyatt Detention Center correctional officer and two inmates were among five charged in a scheme to smuggle Suboxone into the prison.

Court documents say that two inmates housed at the Wyatt
Detention Center, Emmanuel Nolasco, 34, and Matthew Pizarro, 32, communicated with former inmate Roosevelt Dale, 32, of Providence, and Yahaira Cristina Contreras, 29, of Providence, to
arrange to provide Suboxone strips to correctional officer Kaii Almeida-Falcones, 25, who then smuggled the Suboxone inside the facility.

Dale had been released from the Wyatt in May 2020, after
claiming he was at heightened risk to contract Covid-19.

On February 15, correctional officers searched Nolasco’s cell and seized approximately 70 loose strips and a “brick” of 100 strips of Suboxone.

Later that day, Almeida-Falcones was placed on paid leave.

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