Pensioner, 72, was “speed” dealer

Houton, 72, said she used the "speed" to counteract the effects of her prescribed medication
Houton, 72, said she used the "speed" to counteract the effects of her prescribed medication
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A FYLDE pensioner caught with hundreds of pounds worth of amphetamine had turned to the drug to “put a bit of life into her”, a court heard.

Anne Houton, 72, used the “speed” to counteract the effects of her prescribed medication which made her feel slightly dopey.

A court heard she accepted having even dealt the drugs to friends in order to feed her own habit.

Houton, of Fleetwood, entered Preston Crown Court for sentencing with the aid of a walking frame.

She had pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing amphetamine with intent to supply.

It was her third drug offence.

Kirsten McAteer, prosecuting, said the offence dated back to November 5, 2010.

Houton had pleaded guilty on the basis that she had bought two ounces of amphetamine for £100.

She accepted having sold small wraps to a small group of friends, who were already users, in order to fund her use of the drug.

Houton was sentenced to 12 months supervision.

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