Kimberly R. Margeson, left, was charged after a weeklong investigation revealed she passed Oxycodone pills to her incarcerated son, William J. Partridge, with a kiss while he was incarcerated at Yates County Jail. / Provided by the Yates County Sheriff’'s Office.
A Yates County woman was charged Tuesday after a weeklong investigation revealed she passed drugs to her incarcerated son through a kiss.
Kimberly R. Margeson, 54, of Penn Yan was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, and second-degree promoting prison contraband, a misdemeanor, Yates County sheriff's deputies.
Deputies also charged her son, William J. Partridge, 30, also of Penn Yan, with second-degree promoting prison contraband.
While visiting Partridge at the Yates County Jail on Jan. 29, Margeson is accused of passing Oxycodone pills to her son with a kiss, deputies said. She allegedly hid the drugs in her mouth to bring the pills into the jail and passed the pills to him, from mouth to mouth.
Margeson pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Middlesex Town Court and was remanded to the Yates County Jail and released in lieu of $2,000 cash bail, deputies said.
Partridge, who remained incarcerated on an unrelated felony weapon possession charge, is scheduled to be arraigned on the misdemeanor in Penn Yan Village Court on Feb. 11. He's been at the jail since Jan. 26, deputies said.
Written By: Victoria E. Freile, Democrat And Chronicle