An Erie County woman is under arrest, facing multiple charges, after police say she brought contraband into a prison.

The Office of Special Investigations for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision called New York State Police on Saturday, July 9, 2022 after officers from the Wende Correctional Facility say they found the woman to be holding contraband.

The suspect, identified as 43-year-old Chavonne M. Saint Louis of Cheektowaga, New York was allegedly in possession of narcotics that they believe she intended to sell.

St. Louis was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Narco Drug with Intent to Sell and Introducing Dangerous Contraband into a Prison.  She was arraigned to Alden, New York and released.

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She is scheduled to answer the charges in court on July 26, 2022.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call police.  Regardless of the area in which an investigation or crime is taking place, anonymous calls, e-mail, and messages may also be left with Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers by calling: 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS), by visiting, or by using the P3 Tips mobile app. All information received by Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is 100% confidential.

[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.  Regardless of any statements or photographs regarding potential evidence presented or accusations alleged, the reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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