A woman from Oakes, who tried to smuggle a mobile phone hidden in her bra to her boyfriend in prison, has been given a suspended jail sentence.
Leeds Crown Court heard Lorraine Brereton went to Wealstun Prison near Wetherby on August 15 to visit a man with whom she had been in a relationship.
Sam Andrews prosecuting said at the end of the visit prison staff noticed the two of them hugging and were immediately suspicious.
“It was at that stage this defendant was trying to pass a mobile phone to her boyfriend which she had smuggled in inside her bra.”
Mr Andrews said Brereton was arrested and told police she had been offered £100 by a friend of her boyfriend to take a package into the prison for him.
She said she had money worries at the time which was why she agreed and had thought the package contained Spice – synthetic cannabis.
Keith Whitehouse representing her said she was a young woman who had never been before the courts before.
She was naive and vulnerable and manipulated by someone more experienced in criminality.
Brereton, 21 of Easton Place, Oakes, admitted taking a prohibited article into prison and was given a 10-month prison sentence suspended for two years with a 23 day activity order.
Recorder Mark McKone told her: “You have no convictions but the first ever crime you have committed is a particularly serious one.”