GEORGETOWN, Del. – The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) arrested a visitor and sentenced offender after investigation revealed their plan to bring suboxone into the Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI) during a scheduled visit.
Officials say that at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, 38-year-old Teresa Cook of Lewes entered the visitor lobby area of SCI and was found to be in possession of suboxone.
Cook was reportedly developed as a person of interest in an earlier contraband investigation that involved a sentenced offender, identified as 36-year-old Aron McNatt of Lewes. Investigation revealed that McNatt solicited Cook to smuggle the suboxone into the facility during their scheduled visit.
Cook was subsequently arrested and charged with intent to deliver a controlled substance, promoting prison contraband, and second degree conspiracy. She is currently being held at SCI on $3,500 secured bond.
McNatt was also charged with promoting prison contraband, second degree conspiracy, and second degree criminal solicitation. He was remanded to SCI on $3,000 unsecured bond.