24 Mar 2009

Prison visitor charged after drugs found in car

8:03 pm on 24 March 2009

Staff at Christchurch Men's Prison have caught a visitor bringing in a large quantity of narcotics, the Corrections Department says.

Acting prison manager Trevor Saunders says the woman appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and staff became suspicious - particularly when she asked to visit a female prisoner.

Mr Saunders says the woman's vehicle was searched by a drug dog handler and a large amount of drugs was discovered.

The woman is facing charges.