Woman caught trying to smuggle meth in greeting card, and tobacco in curry condom, to her jailed partner
A woman has pleaded guilty to trying to smuggle meth to her jailed partner in a greeting card, and tobacco in a condom covered in curry powder.
Marlene Conroy, 26, appeared in the Waitakere District Court on Tuesday in front of Judge June Jelas facing two counts of breaching the Corrections Act, and one charge of supplying methamphetamine.
She pleaded guilty to all three.
Court documents show on two separate occasions, Conroy tried to smuggle meth and tobacco to her partner while he was in custody.
The first instance was on December 7, 2016 when she visited her partner in Mt Eden Corrections Facility.
While going through security she was pulled aside by a dog handler. After questioning from Corrections staff, the woman produced a small package from her bra.
The package, which contained 32 grams of tobacco, was described in the court document as being concealed in "a condom, Glad Wrap" and covered in "curry powder to disguise the smell".
She told prison staff "she did not know the contents of the package" and that she had been told to give it to her partner by someone else.
Exactly four months later, when her partner was appearing in the the Waitakere District Court, she tried to give him a small amount of methamphetamine hidden in a greeting card.
According to court documents, the woman passed the card to the man's lawyer to give to her partner.
The card was checked by police who found it contained a clear zip lock bag with 0.450g of methamphetamine inside.
"When spoken to by police the defendant offered an explanation that she put the meth bag inside the greeting card to give to her lawyer to pass on to her partner who was in police custody," the summary of facts read.
Conroy was granted bail until sentencing which is set down for next month.
Judge Jelas indicated it was likely she would face a term of home detention.