Episcopal Priest Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Drugs to Inmates
An Episcopalian priest is going to jail for 45 days for smuggling drugs to inmates at the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.70-year-old Reverend Stephen Foote pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of suboxone. He was originally charged with trafficking prison contraband but cut a deal with state prosecutors.Foote admitted to mailing suboxone pills to inmates, a drug that’s often used to treat opiate addiction.In a statement from his lawyer, Foote says he’s “heartily sorry” for the crime. He said he mailed the pills “in a moment of anxiety and concern for an inmate’s personal welfare and safety.”He added “his error in judgment cannot be excused”. Foote has served in churches in Portland, Waterville and Augusta.As part of his plea deal, Foote will serve one year probation and perform community service.