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Woman jailed after drug alert at Saughton Prison in Edinburgh

A woman who was caught with heroin while visiting Edinburgh prison has been jailed for four years.

Guards at the jail became suspicious when Megan McKay, 23, kissed her ex-girlfriend on the mouth.

It later emerged McKay was not passing drugs to the prisoner mouth-to-mouth, but had instead stored £400 of heroin in a visitor's locker.

She was then caught carrying £50,000 of the drug eight days later in Dundee, the High Court in Edinburgh heard.

McKay, from Dundee, had pled guilty to being involved in the supply of drugs between October and November 2013 in Edinburgh and Dundee.

The court heard prison staff mistakenly believed McKay was passing narcotics onto the prisoner when the pair had what prosecution lawyer Adrian Cottom described as "a prolonged embrace" with an "open mouthed kiss."

But heroin was later found in a visitor's locker at the prison.

After being arrested over the discovery, McKay was released from custody pending a court appearance on a drugs possession charge.

However, police again arrested McKay just eight days later, when she was found at the Kingsway Leisure Park in Dundee with a bag which contained £50,000 of heroin.

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