Woman jailed for trying to smuggle drugs into Norwich Prison

Norwich Prison. Photo: Steve Adams

Norwich Prison. Photo: Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

A 26-year-old woman has been jailed for six months after she tried to smuggle heroin into Norwich Prison.

Dominique Luxford, of High Street in Lowestoft, was caught by prison officers trying to take heroin into Norwich Prison on November 17, 2015 and she was later charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

She was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court on February 5 to six months imprisonment.

Inspector Nick Hewitt from Norfolk Constabulary said: 'The sentencing of Luxford sends a clear message that together with Norwich Prison and the Eastern Region Specialist Operations Unit (ERSOU) we will prosecute those who think they can smuggle anything into the prison.'

Norwich Prison Governor Will Styles added: 'We take a zero tolerance approach to drugs in prison and the sentencing of Luxford reflects that.

'Offenders inside and outside of the prison need to be absolutely clear - those caught attempting to smuggle drugs, mobile phones or other prohibited items into prisons will face very serious consequences.'

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