Knives, meth found in very first jail carpark search at Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison

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A new drug detection team at a regional WA prison has seized methamphetamine and weapons on its very first carpark search.

The new approach at stopping drugs entering the Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison saw instant results on Saturday after a new officer and her drug detection dog Ziggy searched a 30-year-old woman’s car.

The fresh-faced duo found 0.2 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and several weapons, including knives.

The woman was trying to visit her partner, but instead had to face police.

Corrective Services Commissioner Tony Hassall said the seizure was an example of what is happening at prisons across WA.

“Our staff are using a wide range of intelligence-gathering platforms to inform their operations and stop drugs from entering prisons,” he said.


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