Cessnock jail inmate allegedly found with two mobile phones inside food packet

An inmate at Cessnock jail allegedly stored mobile phones inside a food packet according to police.

Corrections officers searched the inmate’s cell about 9.25am Monday, where two mobile phones with batteries and sim cards were allegedly found.

The 32-year-old male prisoner, formerly of Granville, has been charged with possessing a mobile phone in prison. 

He is currently serving a four-year minimum sentence for property related offences committed in 2013, with a release date scheduled for 2018.  

He will appear before Cessnock Local Court in relation to the new charge on February 22.