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Maryland woman arrested for sneaking drugs into prison for her fiancé inmate

Media, PA – Today Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland announced that Rebecca Anne MacBryghde, 40, of Cumberland, Maryland, is facing felony contraband charges for sneaking suboxone into the George W. Hill Correctional Facility on August 16, 2018, to deliver it to an inmate who is her fiancé.

Rebecca Anne MacBryghde, 40, of the 500 block of Patterson Avenue in Cumberland, Maryland, is charged with contraband, a felony of the second degree, and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, an ungraded felony. The investigation was conducted by Detective Brian Patterson and Sergeant Jack Kelly of the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and investigators and correctional officers with the George W. Hill Correctional Facility. 

On August 16, 2018, at 7:33 p.m., Rebecca MacBryghde entered the George W. Correctional Facility to visit her fiancé who was the inmate. A correctional officer conducted a mandatory visitor search of MacBryghde, at which time a suboxone strip, a Schedule III controlled substance, fell from her bra.

In response to the report of contraband in the prison, CID Sergeant Jack Kelly and Detective Brian Patterson responded to the George W. Hill Correctional Facility to conduct an investigation. Prison K-9 Officers conducted a search of MacBryghde’s 2018 Silver Kia Soul that she had used to drive to the prison.  Officers located numerous items, including a black cylinder container that contained marijuana, two pipes, a marijuana grinder, numerous assorted empty zip-lock plastic bags, several used needles, and a metal spoon.

“Bringing drugs into a correctional facility is extremely dangerous and puts the safety of corrections officers, staff, inmates and community members at risk,” said Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland. “Those who attempt to sneak drugs into prison will be arrested and prosecuted for this felony offense. I would like to commend the correctional officers at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility and CID Detective Brian Patterson and Sergeant Jack Kelly for their investigative efforts that led to the arrest in this case.” 

Rebecca Anne MacBryghde was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Diane M. Holefelder who set bail at ten percent of $75,000 which she failed to post. Her preliminary hearing date is scheduled for August 30, 2018 before Magisterial District Judge Wendy B. Roberts.

CRIMINAL CHARGES, AND ANY DISCUSSION THEREOF, ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS AND ALL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.

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OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY
DELAWARE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
MEDIA, PENNSYLVANIA 19063
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610-891-4161

KATAYOUN M. COPELAND, DISTRICT ATTORNEY
JOSEPH A. RYAN, CHIEF OF DETECTIVES 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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