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Peter Nichols, the governor at Wormwood Scrubs prison, vowed to inform prisoners of the prosecution as a warning to others planning similar smuggling efforts.
Also traditionally associated with absinthe, wormwood can be toxic in high levels, capable of causing hallucinations, convulsions, tremors, and even paralysis.
Which Soviet spy escaped from Wormwood Scrubs prison in 1966?
1966: KGB master-spy George Blake escaped from Wormwood Scrubs where he was serving a 40-year sentence.
Next, the grande wormwood, the key element to creating absinthe, will be cultivated in Pontarlier, France, the historical home of Pernod Absinthe where the original factory was founded in 1805.
He said the Cabinet would have featured disgraced former Lib Dem minister Chris Huhne - elevated to "Lord Huhne of Wormwood Scrubs" - championing prisoner voting rights and "Baron" Len McCluskey, with the Unite union leader abolishing Margaret Thatcher's trade union reforms.
Question Time comes from a different location each week and has moved into a number of unusual venues in recent years including Wormwood Scrubs prison in London and Parliament's Westminster Hall.
Next up was Charlie Bucket - the poor boy who wins a golden ticket to get a glimpse inside Willy Wonka's chocolate factory - who picked up 16% of the vote, followed by another Roald Dahl creation, Matilda Wormwood, who was played in the 1996 film by Mara Wilson and was picked by 15% of the 1,000 schoolchildren who voted.
It includes information on popular plants where the essential oil is not used therapeutically, such as vanilla and wormwood.
Gentian, wormwood and liquorice are herbs that have a long history of use in digestive tonics.
The natural compound artemisin comes from the sweet wormwood plant and can fight drug-resistant malaria, but due to its small quantities and high price, millions of people cannot get access to this remedy.
Pupils taking part are already reading Tolkein's The Hobbit, GP Taylor's Wormwood and Bronte spoof Withering Tights.
The sell: Made using 100% Moravian corn to create a "subtle sweetness" and infused with thujone extracted from hand-picked wormwood, Babicka Vodka will "appeal to the discerning drinker".
Could You Can Of Course get me out of Wormwood Scrubs?
Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) suppresses tumour necrosis factor alpha and accelerates healing in patients with Crohn's disease--a controlled clinical trial.