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COURT: Crim's mum smuggles drugs into prison down her bra

A PRISONER at the Maryborough Correctional Centre has pleaded guilty to working with his mother to smuggle drugs into prison.

After serving four years behind bars for a six year sentence after robbing a Maryborough jewellery store of about $1000 worth of jewellery, Michael Gordon Thompson was just a few months away from reaching his parole eligibility date when he was caught trying to sneak five strips of Bupomorphine, tobacco and a lighter into the prison.

The man appeared in Maryborough District Court, and pleaded guilty to supplying dangerous drugs in a circumstance of aggravation.

Crown prosecutor Gavin Webber told the court that in February this year, Thompson's mother brought her son the illicit items.

"She removed a package from her bra, the defendant put the package in his shorts…in his buttocks," Mr Webber said.

"Police observed this and he was searched."

Thompson was sentenced to a year imprisonment, served concurrently with his six year sentence.

The prisoner's parole eligibility date was set back to December 21 of this year.

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