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For Immediate Release

May 10, 2016

Contact: Jeff Lyons
Public Information Officer
Phone: 603-271-5602

Suboxone Seized from Inmate Admitted to the NH State Prison

(Concord, NH) The New Hampshore Department of Corrections Investigation Bureau announced that NH State Prison employees seized contraband from a newly admitted inmate last week.

On May 4, 2016, second shift staff in the Reception and Diagnostic Unit conducted a search of inmate Scott Ryan Tokenal, 30 yeas old, of Salem, who had been sentenced to 1-2 years in prison for a drug conviction. During the search they retrieved a total of 105 strips of buprenorphine (suboxone) and 3 subutex pills, which are also buprenorphine.

Tokenal was received at the prison May 2, 2016 to begin serving two 1-2 year sentences from Rockingham County Superior Court for Possession Of Controlled Drugs-Heroin. In 2012, Inmate Tokanel was also convicted of possession of suboxone with intent to distribute, while incarcerated at the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility in Berlin, NH, in which he received a 1-4 year sentence. This is currently an open case being investigated by the NHDOC Investigations Bureau.

Below is a photo of the contraband that was seized from the inmate.

image of seized suboxone contraband image of scott ryan tokenal
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