Contraband Confiscated at New Hampshire State Correctional Facilities
(Concord, NH) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that illicit drugs were confiscated from individuals at the New Hampshire State Prison in Concord and the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility in Berlin.
On December 1, 2017, a search conducted by the Department’s Investigations Bureau and the canine team at the New Hampshire State Prison in Concord resulted in the confiscation of 4.6 grams of a white substance that is suspected to be cocaine (see image below left). The suspect returned to the facility on November 30, 2017 for a technical parole violation.
He faces felony charges of Delivery of Articles to Prisoners and Acts Prohibited/Possession of a Controlled Substance.
On Saturday November 18, 2017 Investigators at the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility intercepted 100 strips of Suboxone hidden in the sock of a female visitor who had intended to pass the contraband onto her husband in the visiting room (see image below right). Criminal charges for Delivery of Articles and Acts Prohibited/ Possession of a Controlled Substance are pending.
Commissioner Helen E Hanks said, “The introduction of contraband, and especially drugs is a serious matter and we use all of the tools available to us to prevent their introduction into our correctional facilities. Our work focuses on helping people with substance abuse issues, intercepting these drugs, helps us stay focused on recovery”
Commissioner Hanks added, “I commend the Investigations Team, the canine unit, and our dedicated corrections employees for their diligence and excellent work in this matter.”
Both incidents remain under investigation by the Department’s Investigations Bureau.