Probe into contraband in Finks bikie s cell
Tristan Roger Allbeury at the centre of an inquiry at Casuarina Prison.

A high-profile Finks bikie has sparked a prison inquiry after guards found a mobile telephone and drugs inside his cell at one of WA's hight-security jails.

The Department of Corrective Services confirmed yesterday that it had seized contraband during a search of Tristan Roger Allbeury's cell at Hakea Prison this month.

The department would not confirm what was seized but The West Australian understands the items included a smart phone, which is capable of securing an internet connection, and small quantities of steroids and cannabis.

WA Police gang crime squad officers investigated whether the phone had been used to send threats in the form of text messages or through social networking site Facebook. No charges were laid.

Inmates are banned from accessing the internet while in jail. Prison officials will investigate how the contraband was smuggled into the maximum-security prison.

A Facebook site bearing Allbeury's name and images was updated on September 4 but it is not known whether Allbeury or someone else was responsible.

In one image, Allbeury is wearing prison greens.

A comment posted in his name under the image says: "Hakea prison health resort only problem no women, bikes, booze lol."

Allbeury was one of five Finks bikies jailed in February last year for contempt of the Corruption and Crime Commission after they refused to answer questions about a brawl with rival Coffin Cheater bikies at the Kwinana Motorplex.

Finks member Stephen Wallace had three fingers severed, David Marrapodi was shot in the leg and Troy Crispin Smith needed hospital treatment.

Police investigating the brawl as part of Operation Tri Star applied to use the CCC's coercive powers in a secret hearing to force the bikies to answer questions about the fight.

Footage of the secret hearing, which was later played to the WA Supreme Court and released publicly, showed Allbeury repeatedly swearing at then-CCC commissioner Len Roberts-Smith.

Allbeury responded to 14 of the CCC's questions with "f… off" or "get f…ed.", leading Supreme Court Chief Justice Wayne Martin to find him guilty of insulting the commission.

The offence attracted three months jail on top of the two-year sentence he and his co-convicted received for refusing to answer questions. Allbeury's earliest release date is March.

A Department of Corrective Services investigation will determine whether Allbeury will be punished over the mobile phone and drugs found in his cell.

The West Australian

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