A man serving time for drug trafficking was handed more jail time on Wednesday after he was caught with drugs in his cell.
Rory Lamb, 30, of Hinton, was jailed for two months after pleading guilty to possession of a small quantity of hashish oil on April 27 at Grande Cache Institution, a federal correctional centre.
Federal Crown prosecutor Dave Inglis told Red Deer provincial court that Grande Cache correctional officers conducted a routine search with a drug sniffing dog and found drugs in Lamb’s cell.
Several pages in a Bible were soaked in the oil. The oil is extracted from marijuana.
Lamb and his cellmate refused to admit to possession of the Bible but Lamb relented and a week later confessed to partly save his cellmate from being charged, defence lawyer John MacNaughton told Judge William Andreassen.
Inglis sought a four-month sentence. He said this type of offence usually fetches a three-to-six month sentence.
He said drugs in jail create all types of dangers for staff and other inmates — trouble results because of violence from gangs and reprisals for loansharking.
Lamb was serving a three-year term for a 2009 drug trafficking conviction and had violated his parole, sending him back to jail.
MacNaughton argued for a one-month consecutive sentence.
Lamb will serve the two months once his federal sentence expires.