In­mate sen­tenced for drug pos­ses­sion

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

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.

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