Inmate busted after checking in to jail with $600 worth of meth

KAMLOOPS - An inmate at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre will spend an extra four months in jail after he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.

Christopher Robert Hubley, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a controlled substance today, Nov. 26 in Kamloops Provincial Court.

Federal Crown prosecutor Anthony Varesi said when corrections officers checked Hubley into the jail June 23 he was placed in a ‘dry cell’ under the suspicion he was carrying drugs.

A dry cell has no running water in case an inmate is packing drugs in their system so they can't flush the drugs. 

Varesi said two days after Hubley was placed in the cell, a corrections officer watched him hide something under a towel via closed circuit TV. After investigating, officers found around $600 worth of methamphetamine wrapped in plastic.

“He said he had passed it (through his system),” Varesi said.

Judge Chris Cleaveley sentenced Hubley to four months and 27 days in jail for the offence. He is already in jail on remand for a separate offence.

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