Nine years for prison officer for smuggling crack and heroin

Sep 05, 2018

A prison officer who was found smuggling crack cocaine, heroin and steroid tablets in fruit juice cartons has been jailed for nine years. Paul Heap, 43, was discovered carrying a bag containing two fruit juice cartons packed with drugs as he went into HMP Altcourse in Liverpool while on sick leave on June 28 last year. At his sentencing, Liverpool Crown Court heard that when his rucksack was searched officers found crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis and more than 2,000 steroid tablets as well as a mobile phone, charger and two sim cards. Police said the drugs had an estimated value of more than £215,000.

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