Ex-prison guard jailed for smuggling coke and cannabis in underwear for inmate

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An ex-prison guard has been sentenced for smuggling drugs including cocaine into jail in her underwear.

Hannah Graves, 27, of Park End Road, Gloucester, was stopped on her way into work and searched in January last year.

Cocaine was found in her underwear and she was also caught with black plastic bags of cannabis, five packets of tobacco and Rizzlas.

Graves was also suspected of having inappropriate relations with an inmate, who she was suspected of smuggling drugs for.

She was arrested and money and herbal cannabis was seized at her Chippenham home.

She was sentenced to three years in jail, after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, possession with intent to supply a Class B drug and attempt to bring tobacco into prison.

Detective Sergeant Garry Epps, from the Crime Targeting Team, said: “There is simply no tolerance for the behaviour shown by Gaves in this case.

“The custodial sentence that has been given further highlights the severity of Gaves’ actions and we hope acts as a deterrent to anyone who thinks they may be able to get away with anything similar.

“There is no excuse for ever falling into such activities and we will always act strongly against anyone attempting to take drugs or any form of contraband into our prisons.”

Local Inspector Chris Martin added: “We will always act on intelligence given to us and not only patrol the parameters of the prison robustly but also the comings and goings inside the prison as well.

“This case highlights the ongoing partnership work between Wiltshire Police and staff at HMP Erlestoke to disrupt the illegal supply of drugs into the prison.”

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