Tyaisha Beshawna Rogers caught trying to smuggle $15K worth of oxycodone into Rikers Island: officials
City Department of Correction officers arrested 22-year-old Tyaisha Beshawna Rogers on Thursday, after discovering her plan to smuggle 150 blue Oxy pills worth $15,000 into the Robert N. Davoren facility on Rikers Island. Rogers was supposed to be meeting inmate Angel Lopez, a reputed Brooklyn gang member arrested for weapons possession, when officers discovered the contraband at the visitors’ center. 23 grams of marijuana and eight grams of tobacco were also found along with the Oxycodone pills. This is the second time this week that someone has attempted to smuggle Oxycodone into the same unit on the Rikers Island. In the previous incident, on June 3, the gal-pal of a reputed Brooklyn gang member was caught attempting to smuggle about $29,000 worth of oxycodone into the Davoren Center.
According to a spokesperson for the DOC, the value of each pill if sold to other people in custody is approximately $100, making the package worth $15,000. DOC Commissioner Louis Molina highlighted that officers “have prevented dangerous poison from entering our jails” and that their “outstanding investigative work is saving lives and making our jails safer” for all those in custody.
1. What is Oxycodone?
Oxycodone is a type of opioid pain medication.
2. Is Oxycodone illegal?
Oxycodone is a prescription medication, and it is illegal to possess or sell it without a prescription.
3. What are the dangers of Oxycodone?
Oxycodone is highly addictive, and it can be abused. Misuse of Oxycodone can lead to serious health issues, including overdose and death.
4. Why is there a problem with smuggling of Oxycodone into prisons?
Oxycodone is a high-value drug that can be sold for a lot of money, making it a lucrative business for those willing to take the risk of smuggling it into prisons. However, the smuggling of drugs into prisons can lead to addiction, violence, and other serious problems.
Officials report Tyaisha Beshawna Rogers apprehended while attempting to smuggle $15K worth of oxycodone into Rikers Island.
In a second attempt this week, Department of Correction officers at Rikers Island foiled an attempt to smuggle Oxycodone pills into one of the prison’s units. Officials reported that they arrested 22-year-old Tyaisha Beshawna Rogers after she allegedly attempted to smuggle 150 blue Oxy pills, priced at $15,000, into the visitors’ center of the Robert N. Davoren facility. Rogers was there to visit reputed gang member Angel Lopez, who has been arrested in Brooklyn for weapons possession. During a search, police also found 23 grams of marijuana and eight grams of tobacco.
The value of each of the pills can fetch around $100 if sold to other inmates in custody. Therefore, the contraband’s total value amounts to $15,000. This seizure comes mere days after a similar incident when a ‘gal-pal’ of a reputed Brooklyn gang member was busted trying to smuggle $29,000 worth of Oxycodone into the Davoren center on June 3.
DOC Commissioner Louis Molina said, “For the second time this week, our officers have prevented dangerous poison from entering our jails. Once again, their outstanding investigative work is saving lives and making our jails safer for their fellow Officers and all people in custody. We will not tolerate these attempts to smuggle dangerous contraband into our facilities.”