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Woman arrested for drugs offences at Erlestoke Prison

Alert message sent 31/01/2019 09:08:00

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A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences at Erlestoke Prison.

Officers were called to the prison at 7.15am on Sunday morning (27/01/19) following a routine stop and search by members of staff.

A 25-year-old woman from Chippenham has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs. She has been released under investigation while our enquiries continue.

As part of our enquiries a number of items have been seized, including a quantity of tobacco, as well as what is believed to be Class A and Class B drugs. We have also seized cash and mobile phones.

Sgt Pete Foster, from Wiltshire East Community Policing Team, said: “We have a close relationship with HMP Erlestoke and have a joint approach to tackling criminality at the prison, including the supply of drugs and other prohibited items to inmates.

“Our investigation into this specific incident is continuing but I want the public to be reassured that we are taking a proactive stance in combating these problems.

“We would also urge anyone who has suspicions or who witnesses suspicious activity, to contact us via 101, or 999 if a crime is in progress.”
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