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Commissioner praises efforts of officers at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre

The Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner has praised officers at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre for their vigilance after detaining a trespasser who attempted to introduce contraband into the centre over the weekend.

On Sunday 28 May, officers from LGCC responded to a Code Purple after locating a man trespassing on the prison reserve allegedly trying to introduce contraband into the correctional centre at about 2:30pm.

Correctional officers contacted the Delta Unit who responded. The trespasser refused to comply with directions and was apprehended by GP dog Red before being restrained.

Photo: QCS General Purpose dog Red

The man was treated at the scene by Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics for injuries sustained during the apprehension, before being arrested by police.

Several prohibited items were seized including mobile phones, chargers, needles and drugs.

The 25-year-old appeared in court today (29 May) charged with two counts of supplying dangerous drugs into a correctional facility, one count of obstructing a corrective services officer, giving prohibited things to prisoner and unlawful entry into a correctional facility.

Commissioner Paul Stewart, APM, commended the officers and the Delta Unit involved in the incident.

“Our officers work hard every day to make Queensland safer, and their actions yesterday shows our ongoing commitment to keep the public safe,” Commissioner Stewart said.

“Contraband simply has no place in our correctional centres, and anyone attempting to bring prohibited items into correctional centres will be held accountable.

“Correctional centres are controlled environments for a reason and introducing illicit substances and prohibited items endangers the safety of our officers, visitors and prisoners.”