A correctional officer at Goose Creek Correctional Center discovered nine Suboxone strips while processing incoming mail last week. While searching a book mailed to an inmate at the facility, the officer noticed the book’s spine had been altered. When the CO separated the spine from the book, they discovered the suboxone strips.
The Department of Corrections continues to work internally and with other law enforcement agencies to keep drugs out of our prisons and off our streets. While there are a variety of ways that drug traffickers attempt to bring drugs inside, the most common way is through the mail – which is why each piece of mail is thoroughly inspected. This work is critical to public safety.
DOC’s Professional Conduct Unit is investigating the incident.