A woman has been fined after she was caught in possession of heroin for the fifth time in five years.
Police discovered a bag of brown powder after they executed a warrant to go looking Lisa Sherrington’s Ashington home, in Northumberland, earlier this 12 months.
The 48-year-old admitted that the substance was the category A drug and advised officer’s she’d purchased it for £100 from “some lad”.
South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court heard that it was the sixth time Sherrington had been caught with unlawful medicine in five years, with five of these instances involving heroin.
And now she has been fined £120 and ordered to pay £85 prices and a £32 sufferer surcharge after she as soon as once more admitted possession of a category A drug.
Iain Jordan, prosecuting, stated it was at round 9pm on February 5 this 12 months that officers executed a search warrant at Sherrington’s home on Milburn Road.
Mr Jordan added: “During the search of the property, they discovered a bag of brown powder, which was seized.
“That bag of brown powder was later examined and it was heroin. There was an interview beneath warning that was held with the defendant the next morning.
“The defendant confirmed it was heroin and it was for private use to be smoked. She stated she had purchased it off some lad and paid £100 for it.”
The courtroom heard that Sherrington had final been convicted for possessing heroin simply 4 months earlier in October 2019.
Graham Crouth, defending, stated Sherrington was in receipt of advantages due to mobility points however admitted she was a heroin person.
He added: “She would not seem to transcend easy possession to something extra critical.”