WA prison officer, 36, facing drug charges

Gus McCubbing

A West Australian prison officer has been charged with possessing ice and suspended from duty.

The 36-year-old was arrested on Thursday and charged with prohibited drug possession and drug paraphernalia possession.

He was also charged with three counts of offering to supply methylamphetamine during an alleged incident at a Corrective Services staff social club at Hakea Prison earlier this month.

The prison officer was released on bail to appear in Armadale Magistrates' Court on January 5.

Investigations continue, the WA justice department said.