Menu

Ribbleton man jailed for trying to smuggle drugs into prison with a drone

Posted on - 28th October, 2016 - 10:31am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Ribbleton
Renelle David Carlisle was found acting suspiciously near the prison in Warrington

Renelle David Carlisle was found acting suspiciously near the prison in Warrington

A Preston man who attempted to fly drugs into a prison using a drone has been jailed for three years.

Advertisement

Renelle David Carlisle of Chestnut Crescent, Ribbleton, was stopped by police close to Risley Prison in Cheshire in August.

They found a drone, a mobile phone and a quantity of drugs in Carlisle’s bag.

On Monday 24 October he appeared at Chester Crown Court where the 23-year-old was sentenced to three years and four months imprisonment after pleading guilty to two counts of posession with intent to supply Class A drugs, two counts of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs and one counts of possession with intent to supply Class C drugs.

Superintendent Peter Shaw from Warrington Local Policing Unit said: “This case was the first of its kind in Cheshire and I hope that the sentence handed to Carlisle sends out a clear message to other potential criminals that drugs crime will not be tolerated in Cheshire.

“We are committed to tackling illegal drugs and I urge anyone with any information about suspected drug related activity in their local communities to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information about drugs crime in their local community is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101. Alternatively information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Share
Preston in pictures Storm clouds over St Marks PrestonWaiting in PrestonConstruction site in PrestonPreston morning SunMorning sunlight on Preston Bus StationAn other Preston wonky buildingSunrise Preston DocksPre Dawn Preston View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.