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Brixton prison governor fails drugs test after eating bread

  • 12 May 2014
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Brixton Prison
The bread has now been withdrawn from Brixton Prison

A prison governor has failed a drugs test at a south London jail after eating poppy seed bread.

Brixton prison governor Edmond Tullet ate a slice of the loaf after inmates complained it had caused them to test positive for drug use.

After consuming the bread Mr Tullet also failed a drugs test.

The bread has now been withdrawn from the jail and the Prison Service said poppy seeds were "not permitted across the prison estate".

A Prison Service spokesman said: "Poppy seeds are not permitted across the prison estate as they can cause false positive results for opiates in certain drugs tests."

The Ministry of Justice added that poppy seeds were the only food item banned within prisons.

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