A northern New Jersey man has admitted conspiring with others to smuggle contraband, including marijuana and tobacco, into a federal pretrial detention facility where he was being held.
Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Muhammad Subpunallah, of Orange, pleaded guilty Monday to a complaint charging him with conspiracy and an indictment charging him with a weapons offense.
He now faces up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced July 20.
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Prosecutors say Subpunallah was arrested on the weapons charge in October 2011, and was held at the Essex County jail.
From September 2013 to February 2014, prosecutors say he directed a relative to deliver the contraband to a lawyer, who smuggled it into the jail in exchange for cash.
Subpunallah sent inmates to the attorney visitor room to meet with the lawyer and retrieve the contraband.