Correction officers at Suffolk County's minimum security facility in Yaphank say they intercepted contraband after an inmate attempted to smuggle banned items into the jail.
Bradley Pearl, 26, of Plainview, had just completed a visit with another individual and was waiting to return to his housing area.
During a routine security check, Correction Officer Joseph Davis found a plastic bag containing more than 20 Oxycodone and Xanax pills, along with a white balloon filled with more small pills, authorities said. Pearl had attempted to hide the package under his clothing.
Pearl will face multiple charges including promoting prison cntraband and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
The suspect is in prison on a parole violation for a 2008 conviction for felony attempted robbery, for which he had served three years in state prison.
He was released in June 2011, and re-arrested in September 2012 for violating the terms of his parole, authorities said.