Utica man arrested for introducing contraband into Oneida County Correctional Facility

Timothy S. Pinkney, 20/Oneida County Sheriff's office

A Utica man was arrested after introducing contraband into the Oneida County Correctional Facility, according to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office.

Timothy S. Pinkney, 20, was visiting an incarcerated acquaintance at the correctional facility when corrections deputies witnessed him pass marijuana to the inmate, deputies said.

He was charged with promoting prison contraband and unlawful possession of marijuana, deputies said.

Pinkney was also on New York State parole at the time, and New York State parole authorities were notified of the arrest and issued a warrant violating his parole, according to the Sheriff's Office.

He was arraigned in the Town of Whitestown Court and sent to the Oneida County Jail without bail.

The inmate Pinkney was visiting will also face Contraband and marijuana charges in the Town of Whitestown Court, deputies said.

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