Saughton Prison officer accused of supplying drugs

A PRISON officer has appeared in court accused of being concerned in the supply of drugs.

Monday, 28th September 2020, 4:45 pm
HMP Edinburgh
HMP Edinburgh

David Lee Smith, 51, appeared in private from custody at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today where he was formally charged with three offences.

Smith, who works at Saughton Prison, is charged with two counts of being concerned with the supply of drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, Section 4 (3)(B).

He is also charged with bringing the drugs into a prison under the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989, Section 41 (1)(A) and (9A)B.

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Smith, whose address was given as Glasgow, offered no plea and the case was committed for further examination.

He was subsequently released on bail by Sheriff Roderick Flinn and due to appear back in the dock at a later date.

Smith was reportedly detained by police officers while he was on duty at HMP Edinburgh last Friday before being charged with the drug offences.