The mother of a teen inmate bribed a Rhode Island state employee to sneak CBD oil with THC into a youth correctional facility, officials said Tuesday.

After three inmates at the Rhode Island Training School correctional facility tested positive for THC, the state Department of Children, Youth and Families found a DCYF worker allegedly conspired with the mother of an inmate to bring CBD oil containing TCH into the building in exchange for money, officials said. The worker allegedly brought material into the laundry room and left it for a resident to retrieve, officials said.

Michael Warren, 49, of Cranston, Rhode Island, was charged with accepting a bribe as a public employee, allowing prisoners to have controlled substances, conspiracy and delivery of drug paraphernalia; Sarai Ares, 38, of Cranston, Rhode Island was charged with bribing a public employee, allowing prisoners to have controlled substances, conspiracy and delivery of drug paraphernalia; and the inmate was charged with possession of a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance.
Warren and Ares were both arraigned at 3rd District Court and released on $10,000 personal recognizance with a future court date. The inmate was arraigned at 3rd District Court and held at the Training School facility pending a future court date.

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