Locked up for prison drug plot

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THROW­ING al­most £8,000 of Spice and a other drugs over the wall of a prison has landed a crook in jail.

John Cur­tis hurled a pack­age con­tain­ing drugs and a mo­bile phone into HMP Northum­ber­land, in Ack­ling­ton.

A court heard the 31-yearold had been bul­lied into throw­ing the il­le­gal par­cel in.

It con­tained £7,890 of Spice, for­merly classed as a ‘le­gal high’, but which has now been out­lawed, to­gether with £140 of MDMA, £670 of di­azepam, £105 of cannabis and more than £100 of a drug used to treat epilepsy.

Now Cur­tis has been jailed for two years and eight months at New­cas­tle Crown Court af­ter he ad­mit­ted throw­ing banned items into prison.

Jen­nifer Coxon, de­fend­ing, said Cur­tis, of Camp­bell Road, Sun­der­land, had “no op­tion” but to take the pack­age.

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