Woman jailed for smuggling cocaine and heroin into Doncaster prison

A woman who was caught smuggling drugs into HMP Doncaster when they fell out of her trousers has been jailed. 

April Paget, aged 31, of Scarsdale Road, Rotherham, admitted smuggling Class A drugs into the jail and was handed a three year custodial sentence. 

April Paget.

April Paget.

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Sheffield Crown Court heard how she was stopped by prison officers when she arrived to visit and inmate on Friday, October 12, last year.    

She was searched and a wrapped package fell out of her trousers. The contents were tested and found to contain cocaine and heroin.

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After Paget was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on December 19, Detective Constable Karl Turton, of the north east region prison intelligence unit, said: “This is yet another example of our positive and proactive partnership working with the prisons and Local Policing Teams in Doncaster combatting organised criminality.

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“Such action demonstrates we will identify those individuals who seek to convey and supply contraband into prisons; that they will be held to account and that there are serious consequences to their actions.

“Paget is now behind bars as a serving prisoner – I hope this sends a strong message to anyone else thinking of furthering their criminal enterprises by supplying drugs into custodial environments.”