Jail for man who tried to smuggle drugs into HMP Peterborough

A man who was found carrying drugs into a Peterborough prison has been jailed.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 2:48 pm

Darren Porter-Harris, 39, was visiting an inmate at the jail in November 2019 when he attempted to smuggle in some class C drugs.

Prison officers searched Porter-Harris and found Pregabalin, a prescription drug, and was arrested.

Porter-Harris, of The Boundary, Bedford appeared at Cambridge Crown Court on Thursday (15 April), where he was sentenced to four months in prison after previously pleading guilty to bringing a prohibited article into prison.

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Detective Sergeant Peter Hume said: “Porter-Harris was clearly trying to sneak drugs into HMP Peterborough for someone else to sell but was caught red-handed. Those caught smuggling drugs will be arrested and put before the courts.”