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A security guard at Nottingham Crown Court has been jailed for 7 years after being caught with heroin on him.
Police searched 30-year-old Peter Harrison of Dale Avenue, Mapperly as he was walking into work on June 7 last year.
Harrison, who worked for G4S Care and Justice Services at the time of the arrest, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
Abuse Of Trust
Police say Harrison "knowingly planned to carry drugs" into work, Detective Inspector Pete Parchment, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:
"This is a significant sentence handed to a man who knowingly planned to carry drugs into a court building. Harrison was in a position of trust and he abused this in one of the most irresponsible ways.
"This should serve as warning to others who think they can get away with dealing drugs, no matter what their profession."
Corruption Not Tolerated
Russell Hobbs, Managing Director of G4S Court Services said:
"As the UK's leading security company, G4S takes the conduct of our staff extremely seriously. We will not tolerate corruption and will act quickly and decisively to stamp it out.
"As soon as we were made aware of the allegations relating to Mr Harrison, he was immediately suspended. We cooperated fully with the police investigation and are pleased that the seriousness of his crime has been recognised with such a lengthy sentence."