A shocking new report from the Sun has revealed how a letter sent from Parliament to a jailbird at HMP Coldingley was intercepted by prison authorities after it was found to contain traces of ecstasy.
“It was a very odd case but someone who has handled the letter somewhere along the line could have had enough on their hands for our scanners to pick up” a source said to the newspaper.
The letter was intended to convey information requested by the convict from the House of Commons library, but was flagged by authorities for containing traces of the psychoactive drug MDMA.
Banned in the UK in 1977, the drug has been and remains popular among clubbers and ravers looking for a high. It is known to heighten the drug-taker’s sensory perceptions along with other stimulant and hallucinogenic effects.
Its potential use by junior clerical staff forced to look up information in the House of Commons library is significantly less common than its use in urban nightlife…
Prison bosses have reportedly launched a probe into the matter, with complaints being made directly to the Ministry of Justice.
It’s not the first time that hard drugs have been linked to the nation’s legislature, with an investigative report from outlet Vice finding traces of cocaine on House of Commons premises too.
Journalist Michael Segalov trekked to a number of parliamentary buildings – housing MPs offices and recreational areas like bars – and found traces of the hard drug using simple swabbing kits.
Their report came in the wake of admissions by top Tory Michael Gove that he used the drug several times as a young journalist.
“I took drugs on several occasions at social events more than 20 years ago. At the time I was a young journalist. It was a mistake. I look back and I think, I wish I hadn’t done that” he said.