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Green Haven Correction Officer Employee Charged In Drug Bust

Brooklyn resident Orianna Lord was arrested attempting to bring marijuana into the Green Haven Correctional Facility in Dutchess County.
Brooklyn resident Orianna Lord was arrested attempting to bring marijuana into the Green Haven Correctional Facility in Dutchess County. Photo Credit: New York State Police

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - An officer at Green Haven Correctional Facility in Stormville is facing felony charges after an unannounced contraband screening revealed she had nearly 20 pounds of marijuana in her possession.

State Police said on Friday that Brooklyn resident Orianna V. Lord has been hit with multiple felony charges after being busted with more than 460 grams of marijuana following a joint investigation involving police and the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

According to police, the 37-year-old Lord entered Greenhaven Correctional Facility on Thursday, Jan. 26 while in possession of the drugs. Her supervisors announced an unannounced screening of employees for contraband as they entered the prison, prompting Lord to turn around and attempt to leave the building.

Lord was stopped by a Department of Corrections and Community Supervision officer in the parking lot, where she was found to be in possession of the marijuana and brought into custody, state police said.

After being apprehended, Lord was charged with felony counts of criminal possession of marijuana, attempted promoting prison contraband, and a misdemeanor charge of promoting prison contraband. She was arraigned in the Town of Beekman Court before Justice Robert Ferris and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. She is due back in court later this year.

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