A Whitehorse jail guard found himself behind bars over the holiday season, accused of smuggling drugs into prison.

Michael Gaber, 45, was arrested on Boxing Day, at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre.

Gaber faces two charges of "possession for the purposes of trafficking."

The drugs named in the charges are marijuana, and drug called methylphenidate.

It's a stimulant best known under the trade name, Ritalin.

Details of Gaber's initial court appearances are protected by a ban on publication.

He's scheduled back in court Jan. 8.