By Capt. Phil Messerli
Ironwood State Prison
Ironwood State Prison is safer thanks to the efforts of the prison’s Investigative Services Unit and Crisis Response Team.
To help cut off the flow of contraband headed into the prison, the teams searched the Minimum Support Facility in the early morning hours of Oct. 7.
ISU Staff discovered numerous types of contraband, including but not limited to narcotics, cellular telephones, drug paraphernalia and other types of dangerous contraband.
A substantial amount of narcotics was seized, with an estimated prison value of approximately $130,000.
“This successful operation is a testament to the hard work, diligence and continued efforts of the Ironwood Investigative Unit to not only prevent crime, but to maintain a safe and secure facility for staff and inmates to work and live in,” according to prison officials.
The search turned up approximately 126.11 grams of heroin, 29.55 grams of methamphetamine, 14.1 grams of marijuana as well as tobacco, 12 cellular telephones, blue tooth devices, drug paraphernalia and the other types of contraband.