A DRUG-dealing prison guard started ‘hairdresser training’ after she was arrested by cops who searched her home.
Shamed Rio Moran, 31, was recruited by criminals to aid their elaborate plot to smuggle contraband into HMP Doncaster.
But she was scolded when cops raided her home and found a pile of drugs and phones bound for jail.
And as officers scoured the property, a sleepy “delivery man” Callum Reilly, 30, arrived and attempted to mail more contraband through the front door.
The 31-year-old guard was arrested when she reported for a shift at the Category B prison in November 2020.
After sabotaging her career to smuggle drugs and phones into dangerous shifts, Moran tried her hand at hairdressing while awaiting trial.
The blonde posted a Facebook status in July last year asking, “Anyone know of any hair salons taking on an apprentice??? Please let me know! Thank you. »
She then shared another message months later, calling on models to volunteer for her to do her hair to meet the requirements of a college course.
Moran wrote: “If anyone wants their hair colored, toned, cut, conditioned or just washed and styled etc. for almost nothing, send me a message.
“All for academic purposes. Thank you “.
The twisted screw had just moved into her new home in Sowerby, West Yorkshire, when she was arrested for trafficking.
She managed to evade prison security measures due to her role, allowing her to supply James Millington with contraband to whip other inmates.
A neighbor told The Sun Online: “One week she was moving in with all her stuff, three weeks later the place was crawling with police and she was under arrest.
“We saw a bit of a back and forth with visitors in those first few weeks, we assumed it was just friends coming to see his new home.
One week she was moving in with all her stuff, three weeks later the place was crawling with police and she was under arrest.
“Funny to think they were dropping drugs and stuff to smuggle into jail. »
Another resident added: “I said ‘hello’ to her a few times and she was very smiley and bubbly.
“Actually, I thought maybe she was a police officer because of what I saw her wearing. »
Moran’s former home has been empty since well before Christmas, residents said.
She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class B drugs to prison, conspiracy to transport List B items to prison, and money laundering.
The 31-year-old was sentenced to two years behind bars, with Judge Richardson warning her to expect a “difficult” time due to her former job.
The items were to be sent to Millington – whose partner Claire Anderson was also involved in the plot.
Officers then rushed to Anderson’s home and also found a pile of drugs and phones believed to be bound for jail.
Millington, 31, of HMP Leeds, pleaded guilty to being involved in the supply of Class B and C drugs to prison between 2017 and 2020, to conspiring to supply Class B drugs to prison and to conspiring to transport List B items to prison.
He has now been imprisoned for seven years and nine months.
Delivery man Reilly, 30, from Stockport, pleaded guilty to supplying a Class B drug to Claire Anderson, conspiring to transport List B items to jail and laundering money.
He was sentenced to 12 months behind bars.
Anderson, 32, from Stockport, pleaded guilty to being involved in supplying class B and C drugs in prison between 2017 and 2020, conspiring to supply class B drugs in prison and conspiring to transport List B items to prison.
His sentencing was adjourned until March 25.
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Contraband prison guard ‘trains as a hairdresser’ after he was caught delivering drugs as cops searched his home – Reuters