Woman with heroin kiss pleads guilty

Drugs smuggled into prison leads to deferred disposition
By Juliette Laaka | Dec 02, 2013

Rockland — A 23-year-old Massachusetts woman pleaded guilty to unlawful furnishing of scheduled drugs Dec. 1 after authorities discovered she smuggled heroin into the Maine State Prison in July.

Janessa Fisk of North Adams, Mass. transferred five grams of heroin to her husband, an inmate, through a kiss during a personal contact visit, according to an affidavit filed in Knox County Superior Court.

Fisk's husband told investigators he sold two grams to fellow inmates, used one gram and stored two grams, according to court papers.

Fisk was originally charged with trafficking in prison contraband, unlawful furnishing of scheduled drug, and unlawful possession of scheduled drug. The trafficking in prison contraband and unlawful possession of schedule drugs counts were dismissed.

Fisk is placed on a deferred disposition, and if she refrains from criminal activity for one year, will face a $600 fine. If the outcome of the deferred disposition is unsuccessful, all counts will result in an open plea, where a sentence is not open for mitigation.

As part of the agreement, Fisk will also complete 100 hours of public service work.

Courier Publications' reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or via email at jlaaka@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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