PLYMOUTH, MASS. (WHDH) - A Bridgewater attorney accused of smuggling drugs into the Plymouth County House of Correction has pleaded not guilty to several drug charges.
Elana Gordon, 42, was arraigned Thursday in Plymouth District Court after prosecutors say she smuggled more than $12,000 in suboxone into courthouses and the House of Correction.
Gordon used her attorney privileges to gain entrance to the jail last Friday and passed suboxone strips she brought with her to an inmate, police said. She was arrested Wednesday night following a months-long investigation.
Plymouth County prosecutor Jessica Elumba says surveillance video inside the House of Correction captured Gordon in the act.
“This defendant is seen bringing two manilla envelopes into the facility,” Elumba said. “When she arrives she is seen on video bringing those envelopes into the attorney visit room and she is seen passing them to the inmate.”
Investigators believe Gordon was working with 20-year-old Minoska Bello, the sister of an inmate. Bello is accused of arranging meetings and collecting money for the drugs.
Christopher Perruzzi, Gordon’s attorney, claims his client was not aware that she was violating drug laws.
Gordon posted bail. She was ordered to wear a GPS tracking device until further notice.
The investigation is ongoing.
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