A pair of Hudson Valley woman are accused of trying to smuggle drugs into a local prison.

Recently, members from the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team developed information that 22-year-old Neysa M. Kerridge of Ellenville, who is currently serving weekends at the Ulster County Jail, wanted to bring drugs into the jail when she reported on Friday.

Alexa M. Stefanchik, 26, of Hopewell Junction was supposed to receive some of the drugs, police say. Stefanchik, who was wanted after a prostitution investigation in Ulster County, was arrested in early Nov. after she allegedly offered an undercover officer sex for money in Orange County.

On Friday, Kerridge was met by law enforcement as she arrived at the Ulster County Jail. After a search, police allegedly found prescription medication that was not prescribed to her.

Kerridge was charged promoting prison contraband and criminal possession of a controlled substance. She’s due in Kingston City Court at a later time.

Saturday morning, Stefanchik was charged with attempted promoting prison contraband, a felony and conspiracy, a misdemeanor. She will be produced to Kingston City Court at a later time.

The following agencies have members assigned to URGENT: Ulster County Sheriff's Office, Ulster County District Attorney's Office, Town of Woodstock Police, Town of Lloyd Police, Town of Shandaken Police, Ulster County Probation, Town of Plattekill Police, Town of Marlborough Police, Town of New Paltz Police, Village of Ellenville Police and the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations.

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