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Norfolk inmate accused of selling drugs to raise bail

A 24-year-old Quincy man has been charged with conspiracy to violate drug law after he orchestrated large sales of the club drug Molly from inside a jail to raise his bail money, authorities said.

David G. Courage was allegedly organizing the drug deals over jail phones with his girlfriend, Cory Lyn Wojcuilewicz, 25. He was in the Norfolk County jail awaiting trial in an assault charge.

State troopers conducted surveillance on Wojcuilewicz before she was arrested. She will also be charged in the operation, prosecutors said.

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“Sheriff [Michael] Bellotti has security personnel and apparatus working in the jail to detect ongoing criminal activity, and it was through those efforts that this was first detected,” Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey said in a statement.

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Courage is being held without bail under a dangerousness statute and is expected to be arraigned in Dedham District Court Friday morning, prosecutors said.

Recent overdoses have heightened concerns about Molly, the powder or crystal form of ecstasy.

Jasper Craven can be reached at jasper.craven@globe.com . Follow him on Twitter @Jasper_Craven.