Pensioner, 81, charged with supplying crack cocaine to prisoner in HMP New Hall

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AN 81-YEAR-OLD man has been accused of supplying crack cocaine to a prisoner at New Hall Jail.

Pensioner William Geoffrey Jones is charged with supplying the Class A drug and possessing it with intent to supply to a female prisoner at the jail in Flockton.

Jones is alleged to have supplied the drug on July 17 and possessed 1.35g of it with intent to supply between June and July.

He appeared at Wakefield Magistrates’ Court today (Monday) but did not enter a plea.

Prosecutor Karen Medley said the allegation was Jones had taken the drugs into the prison.

Deputy District Judge Nick Hayes told Jones his case should be heard at Leeds Crown Court.

Jones was granted bail until February when his case is expected to be sent for trial.