Birmingham & Black Country

Birmingham prison officer charged with drug smuggling

Winson Green prison
Image caption The prison officers works at HMP Birmingham

A prison officer has been charged with smuggling drugs and psychoactive substances into jail.

Richard Stack, from Kingstanding Road in Kingstanding, was arrested by West Midlands Police on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old, who works at HMP Birmingham, face charges of possessing cannabis, steroids and a psychoactive substance with intent to supply.

He also faces two counts of conveying items into prison, and misconduct in a public office.

He is set to appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court later.

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