Police seized skunk cannabis, steroids and mobile phones when they arrested a man in an alleyway near The Mount Prison at Bovingdon, a jury heard on Tuesday, September 8.
Acting on information, they arrested Nathan Braithwaite, who claims he was there because he and his family had been threatened.
Prosecutor Richard Reynolds told Luton Crown Court that he was stopped at twenty past one in the afternoon of September, 6, 2018.
He made no comment to police questions, but in a defence statement he said he was under threat to bring substances to The Mount. He said he did not intent to take them into the prison, saying he intended to dump them.
Braithwaite, 24, Moorland Road, Brixton, London SW9 pleads not guilty to possessing 539 grams of cannabis resin and two charges of attempting to throw or convey prohibited items into a prison.
These were: 539 grams of skunk cannabis, three bottles of anabolic steroids, nandrolone decanoate, testosterone and syringes, mobile phone, SIM cars and leads.
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