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Prisoner's package contained illegal pills


CRANDON, Wis. (WSAU) -- It’s not unusual for people to send packages to a friend or family member in jail. It is very unusual to send the inmate illegal drugs.

That’s exactly what happened in Forest County.

Court documents say 30-year-old Shashe Malone sent a letter to 48-year-old Rufus Durham, requesting he send her some boxers, and to address it to another inmate, 18-year-old Kaylynn Samplaski. Durham did as he was asked and sent the drug Suboxone, known on the street as boxers.

Corrections officers figured it out rather quickly. Durham will likely be charged with delivering illegal articles to an inmate, once they find him. Investigators believe he is in the Milwaukee area.

Malone was serving a nine month sentence for drug charges and operating after revocation. Samplaski was awaiting trial on charges for marijuana, illegal prescriptions, and maintaining a drug house. They are facing additional drug charges. Malone has an initial court appearance on the new charges January 8th. Both Malone and Samplaski will have a preliminary hearing January 29th on the new charges.