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Massena man charged with promoting prison contraband

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PROMOTING PRISON CONTRABAND - CANTON - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies charged Justin L. Lafleur, 26, of 400 South Main St., Apt. 2B, Massena, with a felony count of first-degree promotion of prison contraband, a misdemeanor count of second-degree promotion of prison contraband and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He was charged with possessing matches and a partial suboxone pill. He was arraigned by Canton Town Justice Cathleen O’Horo, and bail was set at $2,500 cash on the new charges after consultation with the St. Lawrence County District Attorney’s Office.

Massena Village Police said Lafleur turned himself in on a parole warrant at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday. He was transported to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility.

Lafleur entered state prison on March 29, 2012 after being sentenced to two to six years in prison for a third-degree burglary conviction. He had been released under parole supervision Nov. 29, 2012 after completing a six-month shock incarceration program. The maximum expiration date of his sentence is Nov. 21, 2017.

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