A Lewiston woman was arrested Tuesday in a plan to smuggle drugs into Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said Brianna Ayers, 23, of Lewiston is one of six people who has been charged with smuggling.

Ayers faces charges of unlawful furnishing of Schedule W drugs (Suboxone and LSD) and trafficking in prison contraband.

The investigation, launched in January, showed an inmate enlisted others to mail him LSD in envelopes disguised as legal documents, according to the MDEA.

Investigators say Alexander Laurelez, 23, of Topsham enlisted the help of a 17-year-old girl and Kyle Brady, 19, of Topsham to hide the drugs between pieces of paper inside an envelope marked “Legal Correspondence,” and to address the envelope to fellow inmate George Markos.

The envelopes had a return address of a Maine law firm to make it appear to contain legal papers in an attempt to avoid examination by jail authorities, according to investigators. The law firm had no knowledge of or involvement in the scheme, police said.

Police said inmate Devin Leonard of Wiscasset is also suspected of coordinating with Laurelez to have Suboxone smuggled into the jail. Investigators say Leonard directed Ayers, his girlfriend, to mail Suboxone to the 17-year-old girl, who then mailed the letters to the jail.

On Feb. 27, jail investigators intercepted an envelope addressed to Markos that contained 17 Suboxone strips and three tabs of LSD.

Laurelez, who had been released from jail, was arrested again April 20 in Topsham and taken back to Two Bridges. He is charged with aggravated furnishing of Schedule W drugs (Suboxone and LSD) and trafficking in prison contraband. His bail was set at $10,000 cash.

The 17-year-old girl, who lives in Topsham, is charged with unlawful furnishing of Suboxone and LSD and trafficking in prison contraband. She was released to the custody of her parents.

Brady and Leonard are each charged with aggravated furnishing of Suboxone and LSD and trafficking in prison contraband. Brady was charged at the Cumberland County Jail in Portland, where he is being held on a probation hold.

Leonard, 26, was charged at the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn, where he is being held on unrelated charges. His bail was set at $10,000 cash.

Markos, 29, of Bath was charged with unlawful furnishing of Suboxone and LSD and trafficking in prison contraband. He was charged at the Two Bridges, where he is still in custody on a probation hold. No bail was set.

The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office and the Topsham Police Department assisted the MDEA and the Mid-Coast District Task Force with the investigation.

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