Lowestoft woman jailed for trying to smuggle heroin into Norwich Prison

Norwich Prison.

Norwich Prison. - Credit: PA

A 26-year-old woman has been jailed for six months after trying to smuggle drugs into Norwich Prison.

Dominique Luxford, of High Street in Lowestoft, was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court last Friday.

Prison officers caught Luxford trying to take heroin into HMP Norwich on November 17, 2015 and she was later charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

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

“We use a comprehensive range of robust security measures to detect and seize contraband, with intelligence-led searching, x-ray machines, body orifice scanners, metal detectors, body searches and CCTV surveillance cameras.


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“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.”

Detective Inspector Trudie Skeels from ERSOU said: “The work with prisons is part of ERSOUs dedicated and far reaching response tackling organised crime issues within the Eastern region.

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“We will continue to work with HMP Norwich and Norfolk Constabulary to prevent drugs or other items being smuggled into our prisons. Let this be a warning to anyone else who thinks they can break the law.”

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