Prison Nurse Faces Jail Time After Smuggling Cocaine And Cannabis For Inmate

A prison nurse has admitted taking money from an inmate to smuggle drugs into jail. Hannah Dagg was nailed by a sniffer dog when she arrived at work. She had stuffed wraps of cannabis resin in her shoes and hidden a capsule containing cocaine in her body.

The 28-year-old was remanded in custody after appearing at Peterhead Sheriff Court yesterday.

Dagg, who admitted two charges of supplying drugs, faces a jail term when she is sentenced this month.

Prosecutor Rhuriah McAllister said the mental health nurse was employed by NHS Grampian and based at the new super-prison in Peterhead.


When she arrived at HMP and YOI Grampian on April 19, there was a drug sniffer dog waiting. Dagg was subsequently searched.

McAllister added: “In each of her shoes, there was a wrap of cannabis resin.

“She admitted she was concealing further items internally. This was recovered and a capsule containing a 3g wrap of cocaine was found.”

Dagg told police the name of a prisoner she was delivering the drugs to. She said the operation involved her receiving a phone call and then meeting a woman “on the outside” who handed over the drugs.

McAllister added: “Dagg’s role was to conceal the items and take them into the prison and hand them over. She confirmed that she had received payment.”

He said the cannabis resin was valued at £100-£310 and the cocaine at £170-£200. But their value in jail was “five times” more.

Dagg’s solicitor Nina Derrin said the nurse had been suspended.

She said Dagg had “serious mental health issues”. She’d been suffering severe depression, had “suicidal thoughts” and been diagnosed with “borderline personality disorder”.

Derrin said the offences were “entirely out of character”.