Boxing Day Bust at Kent prison

A 42-year-old correctional officer was arrested at Kent prison on Boxing Day and charged with two counts of drug trafficking.

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.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Man in mid-20s killed in targeted shooting in Abbotsford

Location of shooting the same as where innocent bystander Ping Shun Ao killed in 2015

Harrison continues push for local doctor

Mayor has requested Fraser Health provide primary care services

New surcharge for Harrison boaters

Small boat launch surcharge to fund KHSAR

POLL: How should Harrison deal with goose poop?

Monday’s council meeting raised questions about the best way to handle waste around the beach

Sts’ailes First Nation to vote on land code

Land Code would remove nation from 34 sections of Indian Act

Week in Review – January 19

Movie filming, water upgrades and more

World’s fastest log car made in B.C. sells for $350,000 US

Cedar Rocket auctioned off three times at Barrett-Jackson Co., netting $350,000 US for veterans

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s one-year festivities

Trump spends day trying to hash out a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

RCMP nail sex toy thief

Shop owner plays a role in arrest

Ice-cream-eating bear draws controversy

An Alberta Wildlife Park posted a video this week of one of their bears going through a Dairy Queen drive-through

Police arrest pair after ‘high-risk vehicle takedown’

Vancouver police say replica handgun found in alleged suspects’ vehicle

Fernie, RCMP go to court over city log books in fatal ammonia leak probe

Log books center stage in clashing of investigations between the city and RCMP

B.C.’s biggest pot plant planned for Oliver

Co-founder Tony Holler said the 700,000 sq. ft. facility would produce 100,000 kg of pot per year

High-end whisky seized in B.C. bar raids

Raids end in seizures at Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver whisky joints

Most Read