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Holding center visitor arrested for trying to sneak pot to inmate

Christopher Southerns, 32, of Buffalo, was arrested today for allegedly trying to sneak marijuana into a friend currently jailed at the Erie County Holding Center. Southerns was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana and introducing contraband into prison after K-9 Deputy “Bill” smelled a bag of marijuana in his clothing, according to Undersheriff Mark Wipperman. Southerns was issued an appearance ticket for a Buffalo City Court session Nov. 12.