Wayland Prison staff member accused of smuggling class A drug into jail

Wayland Prison. Picture: Ian Burt

Wayland Prison. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

A civilian member of staff at Wayland Prison charged in connection with drug offences after a stop and search at the prison has had his case sent to Norwich Crown Court.

Duane Lee Parker , 39, of Silfield Avenue, Wymondham, was arrested following an incident at the prison on March 13, where Subutex, an opioid Class A drug, was found.

Parker, who appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court, is charged with misconduct in a public place, money laundering, possession of cannabis, possession of a psychoactive substance (NPS) with intent to supply and conveyance of a prohibited article into a prison.

Parker, who was smartly dressed in a dark suit, spoke only to confirm his name. He did not enter any pleas.

Andrew Nickerson, prosecuting, said that his case would have to be sent to the crown court.


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District judge Paul Booty sent the case to the crown court for a further hearing on October 13.

Parker was given conditional bail on the basis that he is excluded from all prison grounds.

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