A prison officer who smuggled mobile phones, tobacco and cannabis into HMP Wandsworth, leaving them in cereal boxes in the laundry room, was jailed yesterday.
Patrick Dadey, 30, (27.05.89) of Cecil Road, Croydon was sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to smuggling £90,000 worth of contraband in to the prison at Kingston Crown Court.
In July 2018 a significant amount of contraband including cannabis, steroids, mobile phones, tobacco and other illicit items were found in cereal boxes in the laundry room by another prison officer who reported this to the prison management team.
An investigation led by the Prison Intelligence Unit found that Dadey was transporting the banned items into the prison and leaving them in the laundry room where they were then collected by an inmate.
Dadey was arrested later that day and was subsequently charged with conveying List A and List B articles into a prison.
Detective Constable Amanda Lloyd led the investigation. She said: “It’s unbelievable that Dadey thought he could get away with his actions which are totally unacceptable. No one is above the law and bringing items into a prison, especially illegal items.
“I hope the sentence handed to Dadey deters others thinking about such crimes.”
Feature image: Derek Harper / Wandsworth Prison /
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