An attempt to smuggle a drug into Lithgow Correctional Centre has resulted in a $750 fine for a Bowenfels man.
Allan James Weston, 56, was found guilty of attempting to bring a prohibited drug into a place of detention and possession of a prohibited drug in Lithgow Local Court on January 31.
The court heard Weston was visiting his nephew, John Weston, who was an inmate at LCC on September 1, 2018.
Prison officers observed the older man drop a white balloon into a cup on the table and then slide the cup across to his nephew. The cup was seized and the balloon was found to contain 78 strips (3.8 grams) of buprenorphine.
Bowenfels woman Angie Gardiner, 37, was convicted of possessing a prohibited weapon, a taser, in Lithgow Local Court on January 31.
The court heard police searched a parked car in which Gardiner was sitting on October 16, 2018. When she was asked if she was in possession of anything restricted, she volunteered that she carried a taser, which she produced for police.
It was found to be fully functional.
She was sentenced to serve out a 12 month Community Corrections Order.