Woman charged with attempting to introduce tobacco to Tamworth Correctional Centre

Court: The 39-year-old was stopped at Tamworth Correctional Centre on Sunday.
Court: The 39-year-old was stopped at Tamworth Correctional Centre on Sunday.

A WOMAN will be issued a notice to front court accused of trying to smuggle contraband into the Tamworth Correctional Centre.

The 39-year-old woman attended the prison on Sunday afternoon during the centre’s weekend visiting hours when police allege she attempted to take in a suspicious item between 1 and 1.30pm.

She was stopped by prison officers and when questioned about carrying a prohibited article, she allegedly produced a quantity of tobacco.

Police were called and corrective officials seized the contraband.

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Police said the woman will be issued a field court attendance notice to front court for the offence of introducing an item prohibited in a correctional facility. She is expected to appear in Tamworth Local Court in July.

If found guilty of the offence, the woman faces a maximum of two years imprisonment or a $2200 fine.

Tobacco and smoking as well as cigarette-related goods like lighters, matches and e-cigarettes were banned in all NSW prison in 2015.