Inmate sentenced for drug possession
An inmate returning to the Drumheller Institution was given 90 extra days in custody, after being found with methamphetamine in his possession.
Clinton Driscoll, 37, appeared in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday, April 23. He pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine under 30 grams.
Driscoll had gained release, but was being brought back to the institution when on March 4 the penitentiary received security intelligence that Driscoll may be bringing contraband into the institution. He was placed in a dry cell where he developed abdominal pain and was taken to the Drumheller Health Centre. He was returned to a dry cell, until it was revealed that he had 2.7 grams of methamphetamine in his possession.
Driscoll has a related record and received internal disciple of 11 days in administrative segregation and a $30 fine.
The court heard that Driscoll is an addict and brought the drugs with him to help with withdrawal.
Driscoll was sentenced to 90 days in custody.