Woman charged for possession of drugs while visiting Wayland Prison

HMP Wayland Prison. Picture: Ian Burt

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

A woman has been charged after being found in possession of drugs while visiting Wayland Prison.

Corrine Andre, 21, of Huntsman Road, Ilford, was arrested and later charged with possession with intent to supply cannabis after visiting the prison, near Watton, yesterday.

She has been released on bail to appear at court at a later date.

She was snared as part of a police operation which saw all visitors searched for items including drugs, psychoactive substances and mobile phones.

Officers were joined by the dog unit, special constables, prison staff and the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit.

A man was also issued a cannabis caution, while three drivers were given fixed penalty notices for having no MOT on their vehicles.

Another man was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and released on police bail until a later date.

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PC Paula Gilluley, Norfolk Constabulary's Prison Liaison Officer at HMP Wayland, said: 'Yesterday's operation was a success and is a continuation of our robust approach targeting visitors who try to bring smuggle illicit items into the prison.

'Our message is clear, we will not tolerate this kind of criminal activity and we will take action against those who try and break the law.

'We will continue to work with HMP Wayland to ensure the prison remains a safe place for staff to work in and for prisoners to stay.'