An inmate at the Oneida County jail has been arrested for allegedly possessing 40 Hyrdomorphone pills.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office says corrections officers searching 31-year old Matthew Nichols found the pills hidden on him.

Nichols is charged with promoting prison contraband, a felony.

Nichols appeared in the Town of Whitestown Court to answer the charge and was sent to the Correctional Facility with no bail.

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