The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department has charged a Biddeford man with attempting to smuggle drugs into jail.

According to a release sent out this morning, corrections staff at the jail became suspicious of an inmate who was reporting for a 48-hour sentence for domestic violence assault on Monday. The release said that John H. Fontaine, 33, requested to be kept in a specific unit of the jail, which staff found suspicious.

They searched Fontaine, the release said, and found 40 doses of the prescription drug Suboxone in his sock. Suboxone is used to treat opiate addiction, similar to Methadone, the release said. Fontaine was charged with trafficking in prison contraband, a class C felony, and is being held on $5,000 cash bail. The release said more charges could follow.

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