The discovery of a large of amount of possible drugs at the North Central Correctional Facility in Rockwell City is under investigation. Alex Murphy, spokesperson for the Iowa Department of Public Safety, says 300 to 400 “unknown capsules” were found in the prison earlier this month.
“It was discovered by the warden and his staff at the correctional facility during their routine checks,” Murphy said. The capsules have been sent to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s laboratory in Ankeny for analysis.
“If they were to be illegal drugs, we would turn our findings over to the county attorney’s office and they would decide how they want to pursue this case,” Murphy said. Details about exactly where and when the possible drugs were discovered are not being released.
More information about the case may come for several weeks. It could take anywhere from two to six weeks for the crime lab to complete their testing on the capsules, according to Murphy. The minimum security facility in Calhoun County houses around 490 inmates who are classified as “low risk” offenders.