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Drug dealer hid heroin and crack cocaine in mum’s handbag to evade police

Manchester Crown Court Tania Curtis sentence for possession with intent to supply class A and Cocaine and heroin and ?1,000 was found in her flat
Tania Curtis, 20, hid £600 value of heroin and crack cocaine in her mum’s bag (Picture: MEN Media)

A drug dealer hid £600-worth of heroin and crack cocaine in her mum’s handbag to strive and keep away from police detection.

Tania Curtis, 20, had determined to stash the steel containers full of medication as officers searched her residence in West Gorton, Manchester.

She later admitted the medicine had been hers after police discovered lots of of kilos of money hidden in her bed room.

They additionally found two cell phones in the room, considered one of which Curtis had been utilizing to provide the medicine.

Curtis was arrested and pleaded responsible to one depend of possession with intent to provide cocaine and one depend of possession with intent to provide heroin.

But Manchester Crown Court heard that she might have been underneath the affect of her older boyfriend, 29, who was later jailed for drug offences.

Defence lawyer John Kennerley instructed the court docket Curtis was of earlier good character, including that she was ‘only 19’ when she was arrested.

General view of Manchester Crown Court ,Minshull Street, in Manchester city centre.
She was handed a suspended sentence in court docket (Picture: PA Archive)

He continued: ‘There isn’t any suggestion that she has dedicated any offences since.

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‘The defendant lives in an space and alongside individuals who have proactive felony existence however desires to get away from this.

‘She wants to address her substance misuse as she has been using cannabis since the age of 13. She also suffers from anxiety and depression.’

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At a earlier listening to, Judge Richard Mansell QC heard proof that Curtis had been ‘pressurised’ into promoting medicine.

The decide instructed the court docket he ‘somewhat agreed’ with that description, including that the offence won’t have occurred had she not been in a relationship with the older man.

Curtis, of Hayfield Close, West Gorton, was sentenced to two years detention in a younger offenders institute, suspended for 2 years.

She was additionally given 20 rehabilitation exercise requirement days and could have to full 100 hours of unpaid work.

The decide additionally made a drug rehabilitation programme part of the sentence.

He instructed Curtis: ‘Given your age, hope for decision, which I hope is real, your earlier good character and your psychological well being points, I’ll take the distinctive case of suspending this sentence.

‘If you think you’ve obtained away evenly and keep on with the approach to life that you just had been following you can be going to jail for fairly a very long time.’

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