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Sister charged with mailing cocaine to brother

December 23, 2008 7:33:14 PM PST
A sister is being accused of sending her brother a special - yet illegal - delivery to him in prison. The 31-year-old woman, Brenda Pinette of Bristol, is facing charges of conveying an unauthorized item into a correctional facility and making a false statement to police.

Court records show state police were sent to the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institute in Enfield on May 9 to investigate a suspicious package that was mailed to inmate Kevin Pinette. Inside, police say they found two envelopes containing Mother's Day cards and white powder wrapped in plastic wrap.

The powder later tested positive for cocaine.

Brenda Pinette initially told police the powder came from two crushed-up pain pills.

She's scheduled to appear in court again on Jan. 5.

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Information from: Journal Inquirer, http://www.journalinquirer.com

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