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.