MIDDLETON, Mass. — Two inmates at a Massachusetts jail and two of their family members are facing charges in a failed scheme to smuggle opioids into the facility with the unwitting help of a lawyer.

Prosecutors say the inmates shared a cell at the Essex County jail in Middleton and planned to smuggle in Suboxone, a prescription medication used to treat opioid addiction.

The Salem News (http://bit.ly/2ugRiBo ) reports that police learned about the plan from an informant and broke it up.

Investigators say the inmates came up with a plan to have one of their mothers sew strips of the drug into the waistband and collar of pants and a shirt. They then planned to trick one of their attorneys into bringing the suit to the jail for his client’s upcoming court date.


Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, http://www.salemnews.com