A person visiting an inmate a Mat-Su prison attempted to smuggle in a controlled substance wrapped in a Band-aid Friday evening, authorities say. 

According to a Facebook post from the Alaska Department of Corrections, an officer at the Goose Creek Correctional Center caught the visitor passing the contraband to an inmate during a visitation. 

"The officer responded quickly and took possession of 10 half strips of Suboxone, which were wrapped in a band aid," the Facebook post read.

Suboxone is used to treat narcotic addiction but can be misused to get high, according to the Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services. The substance is on strips of paper that can be dissolved on the tongue and easily hidden in mail, cards and books.

The DOC says they thank the staff for their hard work because it's what keeps their facility safe. 

"Every time an officer intercepts contraband, they’re making the facility safer for other inmates and for staff," DOC wrote. "Their work is crucial to the safety at our facilities."

No other information was immediately available including if the visitor faces any charges and what the inmate was in jail for. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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