Heroin mailed to inmate at Suffolk jail

Posted at 7:59 PM, Jan 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-14 12:24:27-05

Suffolk, Va. - A homemade card with heroin inside. That's what police say jail employees discovered last week at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

Police say the card was sent through the mail, addressed to one of the inmates.

It's one of several similar cases police are looking into.

The jail superintendent says they've received three pieces of mail recently that appeared to contain drugs. It's standard protocol to screen all mail and packages that are sent to inmates.

In two of the cases, they've confirmed it was heroin inside.  They're still waiting for results from the third piece of mail.

The jail superintendent says it's unknown at this point if the mail containing heroin was sent by the same person.

Police are not identifying who the mail was addressed to because of the ongoing investigation, so it's also unclear if all three pieces of mail were sent to the same inmate or different people.

Suffolk police say the investigation is ongoing.

So far, no arrests have been made.