In a creative bid to smuggle drugs into a New Jersey jail, two women allegedly dissolved narcotics into a paste and then painted the drugs onto pages of a coloring book (featuring Cinderella and Snow White) that were mailed to a trio of inmates.
The smuggling attempt was derailed when officials at the Cape May County Correctional Center got a tip that the drug Suboxone was being sent into the lockup. Suboxone is usually prescribed to treat opiate addiction.
Last month, a mail room employee discovered correspondence containing the suspicious coloring book pages containing an “orangey substance” that looked like “water color paint a child would use on an art project.” Investigators released photos of the three coloring book pages seized.
As seen above, Cinderella (click to enlarge) appears with two mice in her hand on one page. A second Cinderella page has “To Daddy” scrawled at its top and is signed “EmmaLee” at the bottom. The third coloring book page, also addressed “To Daddy,” featured Snow White and a couple of dwarves.
Along with the two women accused of mailing the pages into the prison, three inmates have also been hit with felony charges.