Leeds drug dealer has prison sentence extended after being caught with mobile phone while on remand at Armley Jail

A Leeds drug dealer has had his prison sentence extended after he was found in possession of a mobile phone while on remand in HMP Leeds.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 4:45 pm

Prison officers made the discovery when they searched Callum Campbell's cell on the morning of September 17 last year.

A mobile phone and a charger were found inside an envelope addressed to the 25-year-old defendant.

Campbell immediately admitted that all the items in the single cell belonged to him.

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He pleaded guilty to possessing a mobile phone in prison.

The court heard Campbell was given of six-and-a-half-year sentence in November last year after being convicted of four drug supply offences.

Kara Frith, mitigating, said Campbell committed the offence as he knew he was facing a lengthy prison sentence and wanted to contact his friends to collect his property from his home before his landlord threw them away.

Ms Frith said the text messages on his phone related to him making arrangements to recover his belongings and were not related to criminal activity.

The court heard Campbell had started an Open University business course while in prison and is determined not to re-offend when released from custody.

Judge Andrew Stubbs QC told Campbell he must serve a further two months in prison for the offence.