TOWN OF LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls woman attempted to smuggle tobacco to a Niagara County Jail inmate by hiding it inside a balloon tucked into the pocket of her 4-year-old son, sheriff’s deputies said.

Tierra D. Bradberry, 24, of Fairfield Avenue, was arrested in the jail lobby at 9:26 a.m. Friday, after she was observed removing the deflated red balloon from the boy’s pocket, deputies said. She was charged with promoting prison contraband and endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies said that Child Protective Services also was also contacted.

Less than two hours later, deputies arrested someone else for trying to smuggle a tobacco mixture into the jail. Pierce L. Abrams, 22, of Printup Road, Sanborn, was also charged with promoting prison contraband.

Deputies said Abrams, who had been senteced to one to three years behind bars earlier in the day, arrived at the county jail for processing wearing a rope necklace around his neck. Attached was a pouch containing what deputies described as a mixture of tobacco and “a leafy substance.”