Designer drug found in house

Preston Crown Court
Preston Crown Court
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A rare drug discovered by police at a Blackpool home landed a woman in court.

Preston Crown Court heard how a seizure of just over 50 grammes of fluroamphetamine was the only one of its kind in Lancashire that year.

An officer felt that the Class A substance – reportedly sold as a designer drug – may have been worth about £507 if sold on the street.

Michelle Thompson, 40, of Beryl Avenue, Anchorsholme, pleaded guilty to possessing a drug with intent to supply.

She was given a community order of 12 months’ supervision when she appeared before a judge.

Hilary Banks, prosecuting, said that a drugs warrant was carried out at an address on Beryl Avenue, Anchorsholme, in November 2011.

A male officer noticed that the defendant appeared to have a clear plastic bag pushed down the front of her top.

He waited for a female officer to search her.

When Thompson was brought to her feet for the female officer, something seemed to fall to the floor.

She was seen to try and hide it by standing on it.

Police then recovered a small clear plastic bag containing a yellow paste substance.

The drug weighed 50.7 grammes. The actual amphetamine was less than one per cent.

Thompson had pleaded guilty on the basis that the drugs were a joint enterprise with two friends.

She had contributed £40 to buying them.

The drug would have been shared between the three of them, for their personal use.

At the time of the offence she was on a suspended sentence for an earlier offence of being concerned in the supply of cannabis.

Paul Humphries, defending, said she had not used any drug since.

He said: “Two days later she found more drugs.

“She rang the police and asked them to come and take them away.

“She has stayed out of trouble in the 18 months since this latest offence”.

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