Mother wept as she was jailed for possessing amphetamine
9:01am Monday 9th September 2013 in NW
A MOTHER-of-two, who was again caught with amphetamine, wept as she was jailed on Friday.
Liverpool Crown Court heard that police found ten deals of the drug when police raided Tracey Heyes' home in Glover Court, Leigh.
She admitted possessing it with intent to supply to friends to fund her drug habit and the judge heard that she has previous similar convictions.
She was arrested on April 3 last year and denied dealing drugs and maintained the drugs were for her own use, said Harry Pepper, prosecuting.
Jailing the 41-year-old for nine months, recorder Neil Flewitt, QC, said that if it had been the first time she had appeared in the dock for such an offence he might have been able to take a different course.
"You have regularly breached court orders which gives me no confidence you would comply with any community order. You have got to learn that you cannot deal drugs," he said.
Philip Martin, defending, said that she had become enmeshed in drugs but has managed to remain drug free for the last 18 months. He said that jailing her would not just punish her but also her two sons.
She had had a chaotic lifestyle and was in many ways "a pathetic woman", he added.
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