Care worker gave cannabis to patient

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A care worker caught with cannabis admitted she had given the drug to a bed-ridden patient she looked after.

Kerry Anyon had been determined for years to work in the care industry after her sister died, a judge was told.

Anyon, 22, of Clegg Street, Kirkham, pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis with intent to supply the drug.

She was given a nine-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 costs with £15 victims’ surcharge by District Judge John Maxwell at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

The judge told her: “I never want to see you here again.”

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said police stopped Anyon on a scooter in Wesham on March 3. When searched, cannabis was found on her and more of the drug was discovered at her home.

Malcolm Cartwright, defending, said his client, who was of previous impeccable character, had been determined to work in the care industry since her sister, who had cerebral palsy, died.

She had worked as a volunteer at Kirkham’s Pear Tree School for children with disabilities, and then attended Blackpool and The Fylde College, where she did a course in care.

She had given the cannabis to a male patient who had multiple sclerosis, and was paralysed and bed-ridden.

She had been involved in Care Watch, but the police said she would be sacked from her job, so she resigned.