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Wednesday, 03 September 2014

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'Whiz head' stored amphetamine under bath, court told

A Workington woman found with about £700 of speed during a drugs bust has been spared jail.

Wendy Ann Riley, of Birch Close, immediately admitted the large quantity of amphetamine stored under the bath was hers, magistrates heard.

Police executing the warrant on October 13 last year said there had been other people at the house.

However, the 43-year-old immediately told officers they didn’t need to lock anyone else up because the drugs were hers.

Riley also said “I have been a whiz head for 23 years”, prosecutor Jane Mackrill told magistrates.

Calum Paterson, defending, said she bought the drug on bulk because she had a “long-standing addiction” and it worked out “considerably cheaper” that way.

Mr Paterson added Riley had been diagnosed with a personality disorder and was making efforts to come off the drugs. She was fined £75 for possession of a controlled drug , with £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

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