lnmate receives extra month in Springfield jail for trying to bring in heroin packets

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Eric Francis

Allen had been released on furlough

SPRINGFIELD - An inmate who smuggled a “bundle” consisting of ten bags of heroin into the Springfield jail back in March has been sentenced to an extra month behind bars as a result of the incident.

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    Trevor Allen, 25, of Springfield was in the process of being returned to the jail on March 2nd by Probation & Parole officers because of a furlough violation when guards in the Admissions Control area of the jail noticed that Allen appeared to be trying to hide something in a body cavity.

    In an affidavit filed with the court guards described Allen as uncooperative and said that, after he refused to voluntarily hand over the contraband, Allen was placed in a “dry cell” under constant observation.

    Eventually a guard noticed an “unusual bulge” on one of Allen’s socks which led to him being handcuffed and placed on the floor to be searched again.  Guards said that Allen appeared to swallow something but the officers seized ten heroin baggies from Allen’s shorts, three of which were empty.

    This past week Allen appeared in court in White River Junction where he pled guilty to possession of heroin and was sentenced to an extra month consecutive to the sentence he is currently serving for the furlough violation.

    Allen had been furloughed from a four-year sentence that he’d received for burglary after he admitted to stealing the cash box from the Dunkin Donuts in Ludlow back in October of 2015.  At the time of that burglary Allen was on probation for car theft.

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