Man tried to smuggle drugs into jail in his penis

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A MAN who tried to smuggle drugs into prison in his penis has been spared jail.

Kenneth Dixon, 22, was visiting his brother-in-law at a Sheffield prison when he was told that he would be searched on his way in.

Dixon, of Eglesfield Road, South Shields, immediately told the officer that he was carrying drugs.

A small quantity, around three grams, of a class C drug were recovered from Dixon.

Dixon’s brother-in-law, who is in jail for murder, had become depressed, the court heard.

The defendant intended to pass the drugs to his brother-in-law during the visiting hour.

Dixon pleaded guilty to one count of bringing in a concealed Class C drug and was sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court.

Neil Pallister, prosecuting, told the court: “Two tablets were recovered from the defendant’s penis, and he made full admissions to the police.”

Defending barrister Vic Laffey told the court: “This young man pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.

“The offence took place almost a year after the murder – he was aware that his brother-in-law was suffering quite badly from depression.

“He promises that he won’t get into any further trouble.”

Judge Charles Ekin, sentencing, said: “This was a moment of madness on your part”, and instructed Dixon to do 150 hours of unpaid work.

Dixon was also sentenced to three months in prison, suspended for 12 months.