SOMERVILLE -- A woman is accused of using children's drawings to smuggle drugs to her boyfriend in a New Jersey jail.

Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano says staff noticed something strange about mail addressed to inmate Michael Gill. A K-9 unit indicated Suboxone was concealed in the drawings. The prescription drug is used to help heroin addicts and produces a high when used alone.

The sheriff tells the Courier News of Bridgewater he won't disclose how the drug was smuggled in the drawing to prevent copycats.

Authorities charged Gill's girlfriend, 37-year-old Casey Giles of Bridgewater, with possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance.

Gill is charged with attempting to possess a controlled dangerous substance.

It's not known if they have lawyers who can comment on the charges.

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