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Prison nurse locked up for smuggling cocaine and cannabis into jail

Prison nurse locked up for smuggling cocaine and cannabis into jail

Hannah Dagg, 28, walked into a trap when she arrived at work with cannabis resin in her shoe and cocaine hidden inside her body. Dagg took £1,500 for the delivery of drugs to an inmate, who she gave her mobile number, in the Peterhead super prison, reports the Daily Record. Dagg was jailed for nine-and-a-half months yesterday despite sobbing in the dock as her solicitor argued for leniency. Dagg has been jailed for nine-and-half months Read More However she was later seen laughing with prison guards.

The court heard how the mental health nurse with NHS Grampian was battling her own issues when she fell prey to a prisoner. Her solicitor, Stephen Knowles, tried to persuade the sheriff to impose a community payback order rather than a jail term. Knowles said he didn’t wish to embarrass Dagg by going into detail about her mental health issues. But he said that when the offences were committed on April 19, she had borderline personality disorder. Dagg walked into a trap, the court heard (Image: Daily Record) Dagg earned £1,500 for the crime.

Dagg didn’t seek help until after she was caught when a sniffer dog at the prison singled her out. At an earlier hearing, Dagg admitted two charges of supplying drugs at HMP and YOI Grampian. She had cannabis wraps in her shoes and a capsule containing a 3g wrap of cocaine was found in her body. Dagg told police the name of a prisoner she was delivering the drugs to. On the street, the cannabis resin was valued at £100-£310 and the cocaine at £170-£200 but had a value in jail “five times” more. Sheriff McCrossan told Dagg: “There was nothing impulsive in the way you acted. “In your position, you would have known you were breaking every rule.” A spokeswoman for NHS Grampian in Aberdeen said: “We note the decision but will not be commenting further.”

 

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Emma Jones
Emma Jones is an entertainment journalist for UKCelebrityNews and other magazines. The author or coauthor of ten books, Emma has sold several million copies since 2006. She worked for eleven years as a writer and editor at the national news biweekly WORLD magazine.