NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A correction officer at Rikers Island is accused of smuggling contraband into the prison.

As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, the Department of Investigation followed a tip that led them to correction officer Kevin McKoy.

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DOI Commissioner Mark Peters said McKoy is charged with trying to smuggle 16 packages in the lower part of his pants.

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The packages contained “Seven scalpel blades, over 120 grams of synthetic marijuana, as well as 10 suboxone strips,” Peters said.

Inside McKoy’s car, investigators said they found marijuana and a knife. At his home, more suboxone, synthetic marijuana, cocaine and nine additional scalpels were found, Lamb reported.

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Peters said one of the major root causes of violence at Rikers Island is smuggling contraband.