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Drug arrests in the prison

By 31 March 2011 8

A 34-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man have been arrested following attempts to smuggle drugs into the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) prison this month.

Last Thursday (March 24), the 34-year-old Florey woman attended the AMC as a visitor and after a search conducted by the canine drug detection unit, she was found in possession of three contraband tablets, hidden in her bra.

She was arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House, where she was charged with possessing a drug of dependence and taking a prohibited item into a correctional centre. She will face the ACT Magistrates Court on Wednesday April 6.

In a separate incident yesterday (Wednesday, March 30), a 24-year-old Macgregor man was arrested after a search found cannabis in a locker in which he had placed his belongings while visiting the centre. He will be summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date, charged with possessing drug of dependence and taking a prohibited item into a correctional centre.

Officer in Charge of Tuggeranong Station, Rod Anderson said that both ACT Policing and ACT Corrective Services consider any attempt to smuggle contraband items into the prison as a very serious offence.

“In both instances, the drugs were detected by the ACT Corrective Services staff and police were notified. ACT Policing will continue to work closely with ACT Corrective Services to detect, apprehend and prosecute anyone found trying to smuggle drugs or any other contraband item into the prison,” Sergeant Anderson said.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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8 Responses to Drug arrests in the prison
#1
Chop714:17 pm, 31 Mar 11

WINNING

#2
LSWCHP9:52 pm, 31 Mar 11

Well that’s absolutely outstanding work. Good on those drug doggies.

#3
lobster10:21 pm, 31 Mar 11

Why would you take drugs into the prison, but not have the intention to smuggle them in to someone?
Why would the guy have not left his drugs in the car or at home if he wasn’t going to smuggle them in?

#4
Pommy bastard9:43 am, 01 Apr 11

lobster said :

Why would you take drugs into the prison, but not have the intention to smuggle them in to someone?
Why would the guy have not left his drugs in the car or at home if he wasn’t going to smuggle them in?

I take it that’s a rhetorical question.

Has the expression; “as dumb as a bag of rocks”, not been explained to you for use when talking about people with friends in prison?
;-)

#5
Moose4:26 pm, 01 Apr 11

Mully award goes too…

#6
WonderfulWorld10:16 pm, 01 Apr 11

Chop71 said :

WINNING

Weird

#7
Mystery2Me5:09 am, 02 Apr 11

Didn’t some idiot post about his “mate” who worked at AMC saying that people couldn’t be charged for taking drugs into the gaol becuase of the human rights act ? Bullocks, obviously….

#8
AcidRose2:36 am, 04 Apr 11

bahahaha….yeah…good work! NOT!!!
What a huuuuuuge haul! 3 tabbies down a bra top and a bit of potsky in the locker!! wow…thats gonna have the joint running amok now isnt it?
Yet big amounts of meth, smack, vals, etc, etc, etc, get brought in daily by the corrupt screws and goes undetected!! Don’t break your arm patting yerself on the back !!!!

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