These suspects are Oxy-morons.
For the second time this week, city Department of Correction officers thwarted an attempt to smuggle Oxycodone pills inside one of the units on Rikers Island, officials said.
Tyaisha Beshawna Rogers, 22, was arrested Thursday after allegedly attempting to sneak 150 blue Oxy pills — valued at $15,000 — into the visitors’ center of the Robert N. Davoren facility, where she was supposed to be meeting inmate Angel Lopez, a reputed gangbanger arrested in Brooklyn for weapons possession.
Inside the contraband, officers also recovered 23 grams of marijuana, and eight grams of tobacco, authorities said.
It’s estimated that the value of each pill, if sold to other people in custody, is approximately $100, which would make the package value $15,000, a DOC spokesman said.
It was the second time this week that someone tried to get oxy into the same unit on the island.
On June 3, the gal-pal of a reputed Brooklyn gang member was busted trying to smuggle about $29,000 worth of oxycodone into the Davoren center.
Trumpeted DOC Commissioner Louis Molina: “For the second time this week, our officers have prevented dangerous poison from entering our jails. Once again, their outstanding investigative work is saving lives and making our jails safer for their fellow Officers and all people in custody. We will not tolerate these attempts to smuggle dangerous contraband into our facilities.”