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Female prisoners given heroin from fellow inmate, police say

An inmate in the Middletown City Jail is charged with drug abuse after she allegedly distributed heroin to other inmates in the jail, according to police.

Chimere Smith, 32, in jail on assault and disorderly conduct, is charged with the fifth-degree felony after police found 1.18 grams of a substance believed to be heroin Sunday night in the jail, according to a police report.

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Police were called to the jail after two corrections officers said while doing their hourly checks, they observed several inmates in the female cell block appearing as if they were on drugs, the report read.

After searching Cell A-1, assigned to Smith, a corrections officer located what appeared to be trash on the floor rolled up in a small ball, according to police. Inside, police found a clear baggie that contained what appeared to be heroin.

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Inmates told police they received the drugs from Smith.

Smith will have her preliminary hearing on Aug. 20, according to court records.

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