Highpoint prison worker jailed for smuggling heroin

Alex Sheppard and Adam Bloy Sheppard (left) tried to smuggle heroin and cannabis for Bloy (right)

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A prison worker has been jailed for smuggling drugs to an inmate at HMP Highpoint in Suffolk.

Alex Sheppard, 22, of John Davis Way, Watlington near King's Lynn, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cannabis.

He was sentenced to 28 months at Ipswich Crown Court.

The inmate, Adam Bloy, 26, whose current address is HMP Swaleside, also admitted the same offences and was given a six-year jail sentence.

Sheppard was caught when he arrived for a shift at the jail near Haverhill on 27 May 2011.

Bloy, previously of King's Lynn, had been serving a sentence of six years and eight months for robbery after he and his brother Michael Bloy, then 26, carried out armed raids on a Co-Op in Lavenham and McDonald's in Sudbury in August 2010.

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