Auckland Central Remand Prison staff conducting a routine prison checkpoint found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in a visitor’s car.
“During the search occupants of the car were found with contraband, with staff recovering methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia from the car,” says Auckland Central Remand Prison Manager Grace Smit.
“Police were called and they conducted further searches, finding another small bag that contained residual Methamphetamine.
“Police then arrested one of the visitors and the contraband was handed over to Police. The arrested individual will appear in the Auckland District Court.
“We need visitors to understand that in order for us to help turn prisoners away from offending, they need to be supported by those outside in the community. Bringing drugs and drug paraphernalia onto prison grounds is not supporting this kind of change.
“If you are visiting a prisoner help us make our communities safer by refusing to be part of any criminal activity. In the end the consequences for visitors engaging in illegal activity just aren’t worth it,” says Ms Smit.
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