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Man Driving On Grounds At Green Haven Faces Drug Charge

Jesse Friedman, 47, was arrested in Dutchess County.
Jesse Friedman, 47, was arrested in Dutchess County. Photo Credit: New York State Police

A 47-year-old man is facing drug charges in Dutchess County after attempting to bring marijuana into the Green Haven Correctional Facility.

Bridgeport, Conn., resident Jesse Friedman was arrested by state police Monday after he was found on the grounds with electronic cigarettes that contained cannabis.

According to state police, shortly after 12:45 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, troopers were dispatched to the Green Haven Correctional Facility to assist the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) with the arrest of Friedman.

A K9 Unit from the DOCCS searched the vehicle Friedman was operating on prison property, police said. It was subsequently determined that the 47-year-old was in possession of two electronic cigarettes containing concentrated cannabis.

Friedman was charged with a misdemeanor count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and was arraigned in the Town of Beekman Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or bond. He is due back in court on Thursday, March 9.

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