On the morning of March 15, 2024, Quinson Reed Jr. was sentenced in Monroe County Court to a term of seven years in prison for attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon. At 10:30 a.m., he was taken into custody by Monroe County Sheriff's deputies and transported to the Monroe County Jail. Upon his arrival at the jail, Reed underwent a routine contraband search as part of the standard booking procedure. Deputies scanned Reed and discovered an object concealed inside of his body. Reed was taken to a nearby hospital to determine the nature of the object. Following a thorough investigation, deputies discovered contraband items, to include a folding razor, synthetic marijuana, tobacco, and matches. Evidence technicians collected and processed the contraband. 

Quinson F. Reed Jr., 27, of Rochester was charged with:

·       Attempted Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree (Class E-Felony)
·       Attempted Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree (Class B-Misdemeanor)

Quinson Reed Jr. appeared in Rochester City Court on March 18, 2024, where he entered a plea of guilty and received a sentence of 180 days, to be served concurrently, or at the same time as, his seven-year state prison term.

The investigation and subsequent actions by deputies in the Monroe County Jail are commendable, and prevented this dangerous contraband from causing harm in the Monroe County Jail and ultimately, the New York State Department of Corrections.


Deputy Brendan Hurley
Public Information Officer
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
(585) 753-4840