NEWPORT — A drug sweep of the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport resulted in a visitor being charged with possession of a narcotic.
Police say that on Saturday, K9 units assisted staff at the Northern State Correctional Facility with drug sweeps of multiple areas at the correctional center.
During the drug sniffs police were alerted to a vehicle driven by a Newport man. Police say that the interaction with the man resulted with him being issued a citation for possession of a narcotic, stimulant, or depressant.
In an interview on Friday, Lieutenant Timothy Oliver, who overseas the VSP Canine Program, said that although the only drugs found on the property were in the visitors parking lot, there was no indication that anyone was attempting to smuggle drugs into the prison.
Lieutenant Oliver also said that another visitor from Jericho, Vermont, was ticketed for driving with a criminally suspended license, after police dogs signaled possible drugs inside her vehicle.
“A search of her vehicle found evidence of drug use,” a statement issued by the VSP read.
Lieutenant Oliver would not comment as to what the evidence found inside was.