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19 February 2016, 11:34 | Updated: 19 February 2016, 11:58
A man has been jailed and two others have been given suspended sentences for the part they played in arranging for a package to be thrown into The Mount prison in Bovingdon.
The package, (pictured), contained two mobile phones, five SIM cards and the psychoactive substance known as ‘Spice’.
Mohammed Sadiq, 40, of Chesham Road in Bovingdon, Saeema Sadiq, 31, of Maynard Road in Hemel Hempstead and Daniel Staniford, 23, of Prestwick Road in South Oxhey, all pleaded guilty to conspiring to throw Prohibited List B items into prison.
They appeared at St Albans Crown Court on February 16 for sentencing.
The court heard that Mohammed, who was a prisoner at The Mount, had conspired with his sister Saeema and Staniford to get the banned items into the prison.
Following a proactive police and prison service operation, Staniford was arrested close to the prison on September 18, 2014.
He had approached the prison boundary and when challenged by officers he had discarded a package, which contained the prohibited items.
The investigation revealed that Mohammed had asked his sister Saeema to get Staniford to buy the SIM cards and then drive him to the prison on the day he was arrested.