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Maine Inmates, Woman Charged in Alleged Drug Plot
02/07/2013 3:39 PM ET  

Officials say Karen Lane of Orono was charged with drug trafficking for allegedly selling her Suboxone, used to treat opiate addiction, to inmates.

WARREN, Maine (AP) _ The Maine Department of Corrections says two inmates and the mother of one of them are facing charges in an alleged plot to smuggle prescription drugs into three prisons.

Officials say Karen Lane of Orono was charged with drug trafficking for allegedly selling her Suboxone, used to treat opiate addiction, to inmates and mailing the drugs to inmates' family members and friends so they could smuggle them into the prisons.

Associate Commissioner Jody Breton said the plot involved the Maine State Prison in Warren, the Maine Correctional Center in Windham and the Charleston Correctional Facility in Charleston.

Two inmates, Christopher Hyson at the Maine Correctional Center and Adam Shawley at the Maine State Prison, were charged for their alleged roles in the scheme. Hyson is Lane's son.

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