A prison officer has been arrested for allegedly trafficking drugs at the maximum security Kent Institution in the Fraser Valley.

RCMP say they have been working with corrections officials and a suspect was picked up yesterday at 6 a.m.

He has been charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled drug, believed to be marijuana and methamphetamine.

Forty-two-year-old Paul Fleming of Agassiz is free on several conditions and has been ordered to return to court on Jan. 29.