Pubdate: Thu, 30 May 2002
Source: Australian Associated Press (Australia Wire)
Copyright: 2002 Australian Associated Press
Bookmark: (Corruption)


A 24-year-old prison officer has been charged after allegedly reporting for 
work with drugs.

The industrial officer at Perth's privately run Acacia Prison was arrested 
after entering the jail. It is the second time in six months a West 
Australian prison officer has been charged over drugs following a joint 
operation by police, the Justice Department and the state's Anti-Corruption 

The man, who allegedly was carrying cannabis and ecstasy tablets, was 
charged with four counts of possessing a prohibited drug and one count of 
possessing a smoking implement.

He is expected to face Perth Magistrates Court today.

Last November, 55-year-old Hemi Ewene Lewis was charged with intent to 
supply prohibited drugs to inmates.

Lewis had been arrested as he entered Hakea Prison.

He was sentenced to six years jail.
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