A WOMAN who planned to smuggle a drug which sells for upwards of $200 a strip into Bathurst Jail has pleaded guilty to supplying a prohibited drug.
Sheren Nariman Mostafa, 18, of Esk Avenue, Green Valley, pleaded guilty to the charge in Bathurst Local Court and will be sentenced in Liverpool Local Court on September 9.
Nariman Mostafa appeared in person before magistrate Cate Follent, represented by Mr Taylor.
The court heard the incident occurred at 1pm on June 2 and involved 7.5 grams of Bupe.
Police facts handed to the court told how Nariman Mostafa would have passed a number of warning signs when she entered the Bathurst Correctional Centre.
Signs warn visitors that if they have any drugs or alcohol on them, they will be stopped from visiting correctional centres in NSW, the police may be called and they will be liable for criminal prosecution.
As part of visiting and screening procedures, Nariman Mostafa was asked if she had anything on her which was prohibited, which she initially denied.
But she then removed three balloons from her bra and handed them to the corrections officer, according to the police facts.
One of the balloons was opened and was found to contain 53 Suboxone strips.
Police arrived at the jail and activated their body-worn cameras. They spoke to Nariman Mostafa, who made admissions to possessing the balloons, which she knew was Suboxone, according to the police facts.
She told police she was bringing the strips into the centre to give to an inmate.
The balloons were opened in Nariman Mostafa's presence and the second balloon contained 50 strips of the drug and the third had 53 strips, which made 156 strips in total.
The court heard Suboxone is the brand name for Buprenorphine, which is listed on schedule one of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act.
The court heard the value of the strips increases dramatically in a jail - $200 per strip on the lower end depending on availability.