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Birmingham prison officer Richard Stack jailed for drug smuggling

Richard Stack Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Richard Stack 'abused his position', police said

A prison officer has been jailed after admitting smuggling drugs and psychoactive substances into a jail.

Richard Stack, from Kingstanding, "abused his position" at HMP Birmingham, West Midlands Police said.

The 35-year-old pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis, steroids and a psychoactive substance with intent to supply and conveying mobile phone memory sticks into prison.

He was jailed at Birmingham Crown Court for 21 months.

Stack, of Kingstanding Road, was detained at the prison in Winson Green on 21 June after avoiding a search of all staff returning from their lunch breaks, police had previously said.

Image caption Stack was arrested after avoiding a search

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