A prison officer attached to the remand yard at Golden Grove is in police custody for allegedly attempting to smuggle a plant like substance resembling marijuana into the compound.
Reports indicate that around 6pm last evening the junior officer was subjected to a random search where the contraband was found on him.
The police were called in and the officer was taken to his vehicle where more of the contraband was found.
The prison service says this follows a ramping up of searches and body scans at the nation's prisons.
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