Chilliwack Progress

Boxing Day Bust at Kent prison

A 42-year-old correctional officer at Kent prison in Agassiz was arrested on Boxing Day and charged with two counts of allegedly trafficking drugs into the maximum security facility.

Police believe the drugs to be marijuana and methamphetamines.

"The RCMP and Correctional Services Canada (CSC) have been working together throughout this investigation," RCMP Const. Tracy Wolbeck said in a news release.

"This partnership led to an arrest without incident and the two agencies will continue to work together as this case moves through the court system," she said.

How much was allegedly trafficked by the correctional officer, and for how long a period of time police investigators believe the trafficking occurred was not immediately available from the RCMP.

The accused, Paul Fleming, was arrested at 6 a.m. at the institution, but released later from custody on several conditions. He is scheduled to return to Chilliwack provincial court Jan. 29.

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