A woman got such a shock when police raided her home she threw a bag of heroin across the room.
Shirley Beavers, 34, of Mowbray Road, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to possessing the class A drug.
She was sentenced to a four weeks curfew from 9pm to 7am and ordered to pay £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.
Pam Smith, prosecuting, said police executed a drugs search warrant at Beavers’ home on June 20 at 10.50am.
They found brown powder on the hearth and TV table. Then a small bag containing traces of the heroin powder was discovered.
Beavers, who said she had been using heroin for 13 to 14 years, told police she panicked when they arrived and threw the £20 bag of heroin across the room.
Patrick Nelligan, defending, said Beavers had been a heroin addict for a long time, but did not commit crime to buy her drugs.