Drug-Filled Apple Thrown Over Prison Fence
Prison officers have stepped in after a man allegedly threw an apple filled with drugs over a prison wall in the NSW Southern Highlands.
Two officers were surveying the perimeter of Berrima Correctional Centre on Sunday when they saw the man's alleged attempt to smuggle contraband inside the prison.
Corrective Services NSW Commissioner Peter Severin said one officer was struck by the side mirror of the man's car as he tried to drive away.
“The injured officer underwent surgery and we hope he makes a full recovery," he said.
“I commend our staff for their courage and determination.”
Officers seized the apple and found it was allegedly concealing a syringe and drugs.
Police charged a 44-year-old man with using an offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, supplying a syringe to an inmate in custody, possessing a prohibited drug and possessing identity information to commit an indictable offence.