An investigation led by Missouri Department of Corrections intelligence specialists has led to the interception of contraband at Moberly Correctional Center. Following up on suspicions, an intelligence analyst and an institutional investigator at MCC worked with local law enforcement to prevent 173 grams of synthetic marijuana, or K2, and two pounds of tobacco from entering the prison. The investigation led to the arrest of an institutional staff member, who has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance to a correctional facility. Four offenders are in segregated housing pending further investigation.
K2 has been illegal in the state of Missouri since 2010. A 2018 Department of Corrections policy bans the sale, possession and use of all tobacco products within the perimeter of adult institutions as well as inside all buildings and vehicles owned or leased by the department.