Manitoba judge says drug that inmate overdosed on likely snuck into jail in Kinder eggs
|Toronto Star 08 Nov 2019 at 12:32|
WINNIPEG—A Manitoba judge says an inmate who died of a morphine overdose probably got the drug from two other prisoners who snuck it into the jail in Kinder eggs.
Provincial court Judge John Combs is recommending corrections officers take more precautions to avoid drugs being smuggled behind bars by inmates escorted into the community for appointments.
Combs says inmates should not be told when or where they are going for medical or community visits.
He says inmates should not be able to use typical washroom facilities while out on visits.
Combs oversaw an inquest into the death of Jean Paul Beaumont, a high-ranking motorcycle gang member who overdosed at the Brandon Correctional Centre in 2012.
The judge’s inquest report says Beaumont probably got morphine from two other inmates who conspired to sneak in drugs while one was on a doctor’s visit.
Drugs were placed in hollow chocolate eggs and attached to a toilet tank in the hospital where the inmate was seeing a doctor.