- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A New York woman has admitted to smuggling heroin into the Attica Correctional Facility following an investigation into the overdose deaths of three inmates.

U.S. Attorney William Hochul (HOH-kuhl) says 33-year-old Elizabeth Camue Martinez of Buffalo pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge on Tuesday.

Authorities say she smuggled heroin and marijuana into the western New York prison in 2013 and passed it to her incarcerated husband, who then sold it to other inmates.

Camue Martinez was arrested during an investigation that began after three inmates were found unresponsive in their cells, one in September 2013 and the others on the same day in December.

Charges against her husband and the man she allegedly bought the drugs from are pending.

Camue Martinez will be sentenced in January.

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