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September 12, 2003

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A female detainee and her accomplice were arrested by Suffolk County Sheriff’s Deputies and charged with the introduction of heroin into the Nashua Street Jail.

While sorting in-coming mail at the Nashua Street Jail, Department employees discovered the presence of a powdery substance inside one greeting card addressed to Gail Blanchard, a current jail detainee. Investigators determined that the substance was heroin.

Following a two-day investigation in which an additional greeting card containing heroin was sent to Gail Blanchard, Sheriff’s Department Investigators determined that Dindyal Ramroop of Dorchester was sending the cards at detainee Blanchard’s request. Sheriff’s Investigators assisted by Boston Police arrested Ramroop at his home. When officers arrived to arrest Ramroop, they observed more than 40 bags of heroin tossed from a window inside his apartment. Officers were assisted by a K9 unit from the Sheriff’s Department.

The detainee, Gail Blanchard, awaiting trial on unrelated charges, was also arrested for conspiring to introduce contraband, to wit heroin, into the Jail.

“Through the good, alert work of our employees, we were able to stop the introduction of contraband into the Nashua Street Jail,” said Sheriff Cabral.

Blanchard and Ramroop both face hearings on Sept. 22 at the Boston Municipal Court on the charges of introduction of contraband to a correctional facility and conspiracy to do so. Ramroop faces an additional charge of possession of heroin with the intent to distribute for which he has a hearing scheduled for Sept. 29.

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