Man jailed for attempting to smuggle drugs into a Cheshire Prison Date published: 27th October 2016 4.06pm

A man from Preston has been jailed for over 3 years after he pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle drugs into a Cheshire Prison.

Renelle David Carlisle, 23, of Chestnut Crescent, Preston, was stopped by officers from Cheshire Police on Friday 12 August, after he was seen acting suspiciously, on Silver Lane, near to Risley Prison.

After stopping Carlisle officers conducted a search of a bag he was carrying and discovered a drone, a mobile phone and a quantity of drugs. Carlisle was arrested at the scene and following questioning he was charged with possession with intent to supply Class A, B and C drugs.

On Monday 24 October Carlisle appeared at Chester Crown Court where he sentenced to 3 years 4 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, two counts of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs and one counts of possession with intent to supply Class C drugs.

Superintendent Peter Shaw from Warrington Local Policing Unit said: “This case was the first of its kind in Cheshire and I hope that the sentence handed to Carlisle sends out a clear message to other potential criminals that drugs crime will not be tolerated in Cheshire.

“We are committed to tackling illegal drugs and I urge anyone with any information about suspected drug related activity in their local communities to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information about drugs crime in their local community is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101. Alternatively information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.