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Suspected dealer tries to sneak marijuana into jail

A 21-year-old Bird Avenue man arrested for allegedly selling marijuana and other drugs at the corner of Grant and Breckenridge streets late Sunday was charged with trying to sneak marijuana into the Erie County Holding Center by hiding it in his underwear, police said.

Matthew Stevens was charged in the police cellblock about 11:30 p.m. Sunday with second-degree promoting prison contraband for the underwear incident. He was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana for his alleged street corner efforts.