A South West Sydney woman who pleaded guilty of having methylamphetamine and a knife hidden in her bra at the South Nowra jail has escaped a criminal conviction but has been placed on a 12-month good behaviour bond.
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Kiara Miriam Podres, 22, of Eagle Vale pleaded guilty in Nowra Local Court to possessing a prohibited drug and an offensive weapon in a place of detention.
Court papers stated around 9.40am on December 17 last year, Podres was found during a car search at the South Coast Correctional Centre with one gram of methylamphetamine or ice hidden in a red balloon under her bra strap.
The search was part of a joint operation between NSW Corrective Services and NSW Police at the jail.
The car Podres in which was travelling was stopped and searched after a drug detection dog indicated the presence of drugs.
Podres and a male driving the car were both subjected to searches.
Officers didn't find anything on the man but discovered the drugs and a small silver bladed knife, like a scalpel, on Podres.
Magistrate Michael Barko placed her on a 12-month good behaviour bond but did not record a conviction.
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