July 22, 2010 11.10 am This story is over 164 months old

Prison drug supplier gets one year in jail

Sentenced: A woman has been sentenced to a year’s imprisonment after supplying a Lincoln prisoner with drugs.

A woman was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for supplying cannabis to a man serving a prison sentence in HMP Lincoln. Natalie Flint (20), from Mansfield, was sentenced at the Lincoln Crown Court on July 20.

The incident occurred on April 10 when Flint was visiting an inmate. During the visit, she was caught passing the drug to the prisoner. He was subsequently searched and the cannabis was found.

Natalie Flint was arrested and charged with supplying drugs. She pleaded guilty to the offence at the court hearing.

“This sentence demonstrates just how serious an offence it is to supply drugs to a prisoner and I hope it will send out a message that it is not a crime that will be taken lightly,” said Detective Inspector Simon Lovett.

“The way Natalie Flint has been dealt with shows that we will work with the Prison Service to do everything we can catch, arrest and bring offenders to justice.

“I hope this sentence will go some way towards deterring other people who think it is acceptable to bring drugs into a prison, and convince them that it is not worth even trying,” Lovett added.

Source: Lincolnshire Police | Photo: Rizka Budiati | Related Report: Lincolnshire Echo