Mother jailed for trying to smuggle drugs into jail for son

A mother was caught smuggling drugs into March’s Whitemoor Prison has been jailed.

Kim Woolley (41), of Higher Lane, Liverpool, sent a letter containing cannabis to the prison addressed to her son, who is serving a life sentence for murder.

Prison officers seized the letter after a drugs dog picked out the package on August 22 last year. Woolley had tried to conceal the drugs by concealing them between photographs inside a second envelope in the package. Forensic tests confirmed she had sent the letter.

Woolley was arrested when she left the prison after visiting her son at the prison in December.

She was charged with cause another person to bring a prohibited article into/out of prison and was remanded in prison.

Woolley denied the charge but was found guilty following a five-day trial at Peterborough Crown Court on Tuesday (March 27) and was jailed for 12 months.

The drugs were estimated to have a street value of about £1,250.

Detective Constable Emily Clarke said: “Drugs are banned from prison. The prison relies on staff keeping security tight to prevent such contraband entering the jail.”