29 Jul 2016

Four arrested for trying to get drugs into prison

4:20 pm on 29 July 2016

Police have arrested four men after they tried to get drugs and tobacco into the Hawke's Bay Regional Prison.

Detective Sergeant Darren Pritchard said a prison officer patrolling the outer perimeter of the prison last night came across the men in a vehicle on private property.

Two men were quickly apprehended while the other two were caught a short time later.

They were found with packages containing tobacco, cannabis, methamphetamine and nicotine patches.

Mr Pritchard said the four men had been charged with trying to introduce contraband.