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A Queens woman was arrested Saturday after attempting to bring quantities of heroin and other drugs into the Cayuga Correctional Facility in Moravia, state police said.

Cassie L. Rodrigues, of 17519 137th Ave., stands accused of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and attempted first-degree promoting prison contraband, all felonies.

Troopers said the 27-year-old was at Cayuga Correctional Facility on Saturday morning to visit an inmate.

As Rodrigues was being processed into the facility, however, corrections staff found 10 bags of heroin and 56 strips of suboxone — a prescription medication used to treat opiate addiction — concealed inside a bag she was carrying.

Investigators are still determining the exact quantities of the substances. Troopers said they believe Rodrigues was trying to provide the substances to an inmate.

Rodrigues was arraigned and remanded to Cayuga County Jail at $10,000 cash bail, $20,000 bond, troopers said.

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Staff writer Greg Mason can be reached at (315) 282-2239 or greg.mason@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter @CitizenMason.

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