Two prison officers in charge of drug addict lags suspended — for FAILING drugs tests

Two prison officers in charge of drug addict lags suspended — for FAILING drugs tests

TWO prison officers in charge of drug addict cons have been suspended — for failing drugs tests.

Furious jail chiefs at HMP Bronzefield women’s nick had hauled in eight members of staff for testing after a tip-off.

Two prison officers in charge of drug addict cons have been suspended — for failing drugs tests at HMP Bronzefield
Two prison officers in charge of drug addict cons have been suspended — for failing drugs tests at HMP BronzefieldCredit: Alamy

The pair — a man and a woman — failed, along with a female officer from another wing.

Last night a source claimed: “The group had all been at a house party on a Friday organised by one of the staff. People were doing coke and it got out of hand.

“Someone told bosses and they all got tested on Monday.

“Two of them worked on a block where people with substance abuse problems are held. How can you do drugs and then go and look after vulnerable prisoners?

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“It’s unbelievable. They need the book throwing at them.”

Another source said: “They’ll be lucky to keep their jobs.”

HMP Bronzefield on the outskirts of Ashford, Surrey, holds around 560 prisoners and is privately run by services giant Sodexo.

Notorious former Bronzefield inmates include serial killers Rose West and Joanna Dennehy.

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The alleged party is said to have taken place on March 25.

Those suspended are understood to be a woman in her 30s, another in her 40s and a man in his 30s.

Last night, a spokeswoman for Sodexo told The Sun: “We are unable to comment on individual disciplinary or performance matters.”

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Adam Sonin

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