CHESHIRE — An inmate serving a sentence at Cheshire Correctional Institution for selling narcotics faces new charges after prison officials found Suboxone narcotic strips inside several pairs of the inmate’s boxer shorts.
Luis Williams, 37, was charged Wednesday with illegal possession of narcotics. Williams was sentenced on April 25, 2006 to a 39 year prison term for sale of narcotics and has a maximum release date of 2042.
On Oct. 13, state police were called to Cheshire Correctional Institution to investigate a report of narcotic Suboxone strips found inside an inmate’s property. Troopers met with correction officers and were told an investigation showed two inmates, Williams and his cellmate, were attempting to distribute narcotics throughout the facility, an arrest warrant said.
Correction officers searched the cell and found three pieces of suboxone strips inside a pair of boxer shorts Williams’ cellmate was wearing, the warrant said.
Correction officers found a “balloon” containing nine and a half suboxone strips in several pairs of Williams’ boxer shorts, the warrant said. The warrant does not indicate if the cellmate was charged with a crime.
Williams declined to speak to troopers about the strips, and asked to have an attorney, the warrant said. Williams was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Wednesday.