Drug Dealers Attempt to Smuggle Fentanyl-Soaked Court Documents into Rikers Island

In a first-of-its-kind case, two drug dealers, including one previously charged in the tragic overdose death of his infant son, have been indicted for attempting to smuggle court documents soaked in liquid fentanyl into Rikers Island, according to prosecutors. The accused individuals, Adam Kamagate and Curtis Braswell, face multiple drug charges in connection with this illicit scheme.

Braswell, aged 37, allegedly delivered court paperwork infused with liquid fentanyl, cocaine, and PCP to Kamagate, a 37-year-old inmate at Rikers, at Staten Island’s Supreme Courthouse. Their intention was for the drugs to reach the notorious New York City jail. The novel smuggling plot came to light when investigators from the New York City Department of Correction intercepted phone calls made by Kamagate from inside Rikers in September. The drug-laced paperwork was confiscated, and further investigation revealed that Kamagate and Braswell had attempted the same venture at least twice during the summer.

District Attorney Michael McMahon highlighted that Kamagate had previously been arrested and charged in the death of his infant son, who tragically passed away after ingesting fentanyl and cocaine in his father’s Staten Island home. Kamagate faced second-degree manslaughter and other drug charges in relation to the case, which remains open. McMahon condemned Kamagate’s alleged drug peddling following the death of his child as “shameless.”

Acknowledging the severity of the fentanyl crisis, NYC Mayor Eric Adams emphasized the need to hold accountable those who exacerbate the epidemic. Kamagate, if convicted, could face up to 30 years in prison for the current case, while Braswell, who was arraigned with bail set at $1 million, could face up to 20 years behind bars.

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