A Lewes woman faces charges after police say she took Suboxone to a Lewes man incarcerated at Sussex Correctional Institution. The inmate also faces charges.

Teresa C. Cook, 38, was found in possession of Suboxone when she entered the lobby area of SCI at 5:30 p.m. July 30, said Paul Shavack, deputy bureau chief of prisons.

Cook had been developed as a person of interest following an investigation into Suboxone prison smuggling involving Aron W. McNatt, 36, Shavack said.

Shavack said McNatt solicited Cook to smuggle the Suboxone into the facility during their scheduled visit. 

“The arrest of Cook and McNatt is a result of our comprehensive strategy to interdict contraband that enters our facilities,” said Shavack. “Through extensive investigative efforts and measures, the department will continue instituting system-wide measures to combat the flow of contraband, keeping both our correctional staff and offenders safe.”

Cook was taken into custody and charged with the following felonies – intent to deliver a controlled substance, promoting prison contraband and second-degree conspiracy. Cook was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $3,500 secured bond.

McNatt was charged with the following felonies– second-degree criminal solicitation, promoting prison contraband and second-degree conspiracy. McNatt, who is serving a DUI sentence at SCI, was arraigned given $3,000 unsecured bond.

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