Brighton man and woman charged for alleged part in prison drug smuggling ring

Posted On 05 May 2016 at 9:53 am

A man and woman from Woodingdean are among 12 people charged with conspiring together to smuggle drugs and phones into Lewes Prison.

Lewes Prison
Four prisoners, a prison officer and seven members of the public are due to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court today as a result of a joint police and prison service operation.

They include Sheryl Donegan, 30, and Daniel Sallis, 30, both unemployed of Bexhill Road, Woodingdean.

The 12 people have all been charged with conspiracy to convey prohibited articles into Lewes Prison between 18 June 2014 and 10 September 2015.

The prohibited articles smuggled into the prison included controlled drugs, new psychoactive substances (NPS) and mobile phones.

Other offences included having and using mobile phones within the prison.

During the course of the investigation, small quantities of cocaine, cannabis, steroids, NPS and mobile phones were seized from both inside and outside the prison.

They are

Darren Burdfield, 33, a serving prisoner
Simon Penton, 45, a serving prisoner
Simon Khalil, 34, a serving prisoner
Dorian Henry, 26, a serving prisoner
Daniel Sallis, 30, unemployed, of Bexhill Road, Woodingdean, Brighton
Simon Taylor, 28, a trainer, of West Way, Wick, Littlehampton
Ricky Bridger, 54, a prison officer, of The Oaks, Heathfield
Sabrina Burdfield, 61, a care assistant, of Redwing Close, Wick, Littlehampton
Sarah Hall, 32, a care assistant, of Barnet Way, Durrington, Worthing
Katie Rudd, 26, unemployed, of Park Farm Lane, Maresfield
Danielle Henry, 34, a finance clerk, of Alfred Road, London
Sheryl Donegan, 30, unemployed, of Bexhill Road, Woodingdean, Brighton

Darren Burdfield is also charged with two offences of having a mobile phone inside the prison and one of using a mobile phone inside the prison.

Penton is also charged with one offence of having and one offence of using a mobile phone inside the prison.

Khalil is also charged with one offence of having a mobile phone one offence of having a mobile phone cable and one offence of using a mobile phone inside the prison.

Henry is also charged with one offence of using a mobile phone inside the prison.

Sallis is also charged with one offence of using a mobile phone inside a prison.

Sallis, Taylor, Brifger, Sabrian Burdfield, Hall, Rudd, Henry and Donegan are all on bail.

Detective Inspector Till Sanderson, of the Sussex Police Serious Organised Crime Unit, said: “This investigation, carried out in conjunction with staff at Lewes Prison, has focused on intelligence about attempts to undermine the effective working of the criminal justice and rehabilitation system.”

  1. emma Reply

    the whole system is bent, bent coppers. bent judges,bent social workers makes u fucking laugh

  2. Daisy Reply

    Couldn’t agree more all Corupt as fuck

    • Lily Bridger Reply

      Ricky Bridger was my dad and I’m only 13 and I don’t like the way your calling him out like that. It’s an upsetting time and horrible you could say that

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