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  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Woman smuggled drugs in her bra

    A drug dealer has been banned from visiting any prison in Scotland after being caught in a jail with £6,000 of heroin in her bra.

    Claire Wright, 21, was given the special bail condition after admitting taking the drugs into Perth Prison.

    Wright, from Kilwinning, Ayrshire, tried to pass the heroin to a prisoner during a pre-arranged visit to the prison on Thursday.

    Sheriff Lindsay Foulis granted her bail until sentencing next month.
    Perth Sheriff Court was told that Wright smuggled about 20g of heroin into the jail, which had a prison value of about £6,000.

    She was detained at the jail until being arrested by police.

    Closely monitored

    During a police interview, Wright said her boyfriend had been serving a sentence in the jail and word had come to her that he wanted her to smuggle drugs in for him.

    She said she had tried to resist but had been put under severe pressure and had finally given in.

    Wright told police she had been given the package by a stranger and had been warned that if she did not do as she was told she and her family would be subjected to violence.

    The visit was closely monitored by prison staff who had been given a tip-off that Wright might be planning to bring heroin into the prison.

    She was seen removing a wrapped item from her bra and hand it over to a prisoner, at which point officers detained her.

    Solicitor David Holmes, defending, asked the court to grant Wright bail pending the preparation of social inquiry and community service reports.

    Fiscal depute Charmaine Cole said: "The Crown would be seeking a special additional condition of bail that she does not enter any prison or young offenders institution."

    Sheriff Foulis granted Wright her freedom on bail until next month with the condition imposed.


    Friday, 19 February 2010

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/tayside_and_central/8524691.stm

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