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Balloons used in jailhouse smuggling attempt, deputies say

TOWN OF LOCKPORT – A Town of Niagara man is accused of trying to smuggle tobacco, marijuana and prescription pills into Niagara County Jail.

Michael Vicki, 31, of Panama Street was charged Friday with promoting prison contraband and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Jail personnel discovered tobacco, marijuana and Xanax pills inside two balloons, authorities said. Further information was unavaiable.

Vicki also faces charges of assault and insurance fraud, according to authorities. Details of those charges were unavailable.