On Friday 11 April, a prisoner and his girlfriend were jailed for a combined total of ten years after they were found guilty of supplying drugs into prison.
Scott Gold, 41, of Callum Mount, Sheffield, sentenced to six-and-a-half-years and Stacey Alderson, 28, of Eastern Walk, Sheffield, sentenced to three-and-a-half-years appeared before Sheffield Crown Court to receive the jail time following a four day trial.
The pair were charged with possession with the intent to supply after an investigation revealed they had attempted to supply class A drugs into HMP Doncaster.
In January 2017 officers from Doncaster's Local Policing Team arrested Alderson after her partner Gold, a then serving prisoner, was found to be in possession of an estimated five thousand pounds worth of Cocaine and Heroin following a visit from her at HMP Doncaster.
DC Turton of the North Eastern Regional Prison Intelligence Unit said: “This investigation led by PC Payne of Doncaster LPT was challenging and encountered retrospective forensic investigations and submissions, which required supplementary assistance from HMP Doncaster and the Regional Prison Intelligence Unit. However through this partnership work we were able to present the case before the court and subsequently punish Gold and Alderson for their actions.
“The commitment shown throughout this investigation and the respective sentences received show that if you supply drugs into a prison you will be punished. I hope this result highlights our commitment to tackling criminality within our prisons and will act as a deterrent to both inmates or anyone who is considering becoming involved in drugs supply.”
Jerry Spencer, Serco’s Contract Director at HMP Doncaster, added: “We are very pleased with this decision and the sentence that has been passed. Serco is working hard to detect and stop the illegal smuggling of contraband into the prison. We are having increased success in doing so and we will always work with the police to bring a prosecution.”