A POLICE tip-off caught yet another person trying to smuggle drugs into Addiewell Prison in her underwear.
Linlithgow Sheriff Court heard cops were given information that Lynne Frame was going to be visiting the prison on March 4 this year.
Officers went to the prison and waited for her and shortly after 2pm she came into the waiting area of the prison and was detained.
Procurator fiscal depute Robert Shields told the court: “She was cautioned under the controlled drugs legislation and told she was to be searched.
“She was asked if she had any drugs and she said ‘Yes’.
“She said she had heroin in her underwear and removed a small brown powder wrap.
“She was later interviewed and was very open in that she said she was taking the controlled drugs into the prison for her boyfriend.
“She had bought it for £120. It weighed four grams and police valued it at £200 but, of course, prices vary according to place and time.”
Last week Frame, whose address was given as Balfour Wynd, Larkhall, pled guilty to having the class A drug in her possession with intent to supply it to others.
Her solicitor, Mr Morrison, told the court his pregnant client had spent a total of 19 days in custody for the offence.
Mr Morrison added: “She is 33 and normally lives with her boyfriend.
“She clearly realises the precariousness of her position in relation to this matter.
“There is a drug addiction background over a fairly considerable amount of time.
“She has no previous convictions where the misuse of drugs are concerned but there are previous convictions for shoplifting which is a direct result of her drug addiction.”
Jailing the 33-year-old for 117 days, Sheriff Grahame Fleming said he had a duty to send out a message to the community that this type of behaviour would not be tolerated.
Sheriff Fleming said: “I am aware from various reports I have seen that drugs appear to be rife in Saughton Prison. Addiewell Prison is a new facility in this vicinity.
“I am determined that a similar situation does not develop here by showing that people who supply drugs to inmates of that prison will be severely dealt with.
“I consider that no sentence other than imprisonment is appropriate given the need for deterrence.”