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29 January 2018
Visitor to Altona prison charged with bringing in contraband
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major John H. Tibbitts Jr.
Troop B Commander
On January 27, 2018, at approximately 2:30 p.m. State Police responded to the Altona Correctional Facility in the town of Altona for a report of a visitor found in possession of contraband.
An investigation revealed that 22-year-old Markeyona A. Fields of Albany, was found in possession of a quantity of synthetic marijuana.
Fields was subsequently arrested and charged with Promoting Prison Contraband 1st degree (D felony), Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree (A misdemeanor), and Public Health Law section 229, Violating State Sanitary Code. She was arraigned in the Town of Champlain Court and remanded to the Clinton County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 fully secured bond.
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