Bronx DA: Private Eye’s Aide Charged with Bringing K-2, Other Contraband into Rikers


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(Bronx, NY – December 16, 2015) – Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson announces the Supreme Court indictment of a legal assistant who is charged with bringing contraband into Rikers Island.


MARRION-PAUL SMALL-WILLIAMS, age 25 of Manhattan, pled not guilty at Supreme Court arraignment today before Justice George Villegas, to the following charges:


Promoting Prison Contraband in the 1st Degree (2 counts, Class D Felony)

Promotion Prison Contraband in the 2nd Degree (Class A Misdemeanor)

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (Violation)


SMALL-WILLIAMS was employed by a private investigative firm, meeting with defendants at Rikers Island to conduct interviews for defense attorneys.  In his position, he had special credentials to get him in and out of Rikers, as well as into private areas where he would meet with inmates.


On October 1, 2015, it is alleged that, while at Rikers’ George R. Vierno Center, a drug-sniffing dog alerted to SMALL-WILLIAMS’ presence.  A subsequent search revealed that he had secreted 66 grams of K-2, a synthetic opioid, 24 grams of marijuana, and electrical tape, all inside his underwear.


SMALL-WILLIAMS had been working for the investigative firm and going to Rikers Island for more than two years, it is further alleged.  The Bronx D.A.’s Office is continuing its investigation into other possible incidents concerning him.



If convicted of the charges, MARRION-PAUL SMALL-WILLIAMS faces a sentence of 2-1/3 to 7 years behind bars.  However, an indictment is merely an accusation, and all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


SMALL-WILLIAMS remains free on posted bail ($2,000).  His case has been adjourned until March 22, 2016in Part 60 for decision on motions.


The case against MARRION-PAUL SMALL-WILLIAMS is being prosecuted by Assistant DA Newton Mendys of the Bronx DA Rackets Bureau.

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