Prison guard charged: Baldivis man accused of supplying drugs to prisoners

Prison guard charged: Baldivis man accused of supplying drugs to prisoners

A 32-year-old prison guard from Baldivis has been charged with supplying drugs and confidential information to inmates.

The charges were laid after a joint investigation by WA Police, the Department of Corrective Services and the Corruption and Crime Commission.

The alleged offences occurred between March 2015 and May 2016.

It will be alleged the prison officer used his position to supply prisoners with contraband items such as illicit drugs, mobile phones and alcohol, in return for cash payments from a third party.

The officer also allegedly accessed the Department of Corrective Services computer system multiple times at the request of a prisoner and provided that prisoner with confidential information.

The man also allegedly passed that information on to an associate.

The man has been charged with two counts of supplying a prohibited drug (cannabis), official corruption, unlawful use of a computer with intent to benefit and unlawful use of a computer in any case

During the course of the investigation, 32 reptiles deemed ‘exotic animals’ were located, and inquiries into their possession are being conducted by police, the Australian Border Force and the Department of Parks and Wildlife.

The accused is due to appear in Armadale Magistrates Court today.