A former Attica Correctional Facility inmate being held at the Shawangunk Correctional Facility in Wallkill, and a former inmate at the Wyoming Correctional Facility now being house at the Orleans Correctional Facility in Albion, were both charged Monday with smuggling drugs into their former prison homes.
State Police in Warsaw charged Lional Valenzuela, 46, with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and promoting prison. Valenzuela, who is serving a life term for a Bronx murder, is accused of smuggling Oxycodone through the U.S. Mail into Attica months ago, troopers said.
Dane Brannigan, 26, was charged with promoting prison contraband and criminal possession of a weapon. He is accused of having an edged metal weapon and a bag of synthetic marijuana while in the yard at Wyoming Correctional several months ago, troopers said. Brannigan is serving a sentence selling drugs in New York City.
Both inmates were arraigned before Wyoming County Judge Mark Dadd and will return to County Court in several weeks.