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Former Plymouth Inmate Charged with Attempted Drug Smuggling

A former Plymouth County Correctional Facility inmate is indicted on 10 counts of attempting to smuggle drugs into the jail.

A former male inmate and a woman were charged yesterday in federal court for
attempting to provide drugs to prisoners, according to U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz.

Eric Davol, 42, and Barbara Britto, 53, were charged in a 10-count indictment with attempting to provide buprenorphine to inmates at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility.

Britto was arrested Friday morning and released on conditions (specifically no contact with co-defendant and $25,000 unsecured bond). A new court date has not been set for either defendant. 

Britto was arrested this morning and released on conditions (specifically no contact with co-defendant and $25,000 unsecured bond).  No new date for either defendant yet.  The indictment alleges that on five occasions during March and April 2011, Davol and Britto attempted to provide buprenorphine, a Schedule III narcotic drug, to Davol and two other inmates while in custody at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility. Buprenorphine is used to treat opioid addiction and may be used by non-addicts to get high.

If convicted, Davol and Britto face up to 20 years in prison, to be followed by up to three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald took part in the announcement Friday.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Linda M. Ricci of Ortiz’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.

Release from the U.S. Justice Department

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