An Orchard Park teen being processed into the Erie County Holding Center was found to be smuggling narcotics into the jail, Erie County Undersheriff Mark Wipperman reported.
As the new inmate was searched, deputies said they discovered three pouches of a powdery substance that turned out to be Fentanyl.
Matthew Amborski, 19 of Orchard Park, was charged with a felony count of Introducing Dangerous Contraband into prison and a misdemeanor charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Fentanyl, also known as “China White,” is an opioid analgesic and is oftentimes prescribed for pain. But recently the narcotic has been used to cut heroin to make the drug more potent. However “China White” makes heroin even more deadly and results in overdose deaths.