Couple arrested after greeting cards containing drugs mailed to Long Island jail

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Jessie Radice (right) allegedly mailed drugs to Kyle Whitenack in prison. (Nassau County Police Department)

Jessie Radice (right) allegedly mailed drugs to Kyle Whitenack in prison. (Nassau County Police Department)

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — A jail inmate and his girlfriend been arrested after authorities say greeting cards with fentanyl patches were mailed to the Nassau County jail.

Police say Wednesday that 28-year-old Kyle Witeneck, an inmate at the jail, allegedly masterminded the plot.

Detectives launched an investigation in June after a correction officer found the drug patches stuffed in greeting cards sent to Whitenack and another inmate.

Investigators claim Whitenack told his girlfriend, 28-year-old Jessie Radice, to mail the cards to the jail.

Both were arrested on promoting prison contraband charges. Police also arrested Radice on a drug possession charge.

It was not immediately clear whether they had lawyers who could comment on the arrests.

A jail spokesman did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opiate.