A WOMAN who had snap bags of cocaine told police that she separated the drug to plan how much she was taking.

Police were called to the Sun Inn at Hensingham in Whitehaven on July 3 and arrested Alisia Cameron, 27, for a separate offence, Workington Magistrates’ Court heard.

Pamela Fee, prosecuting, said bags of white powder were found in the defendant's possession. Police carried out a search of Cameron’s house and found a snap bag and a set of scales. All bags were tested and were positive for cocaine.

Cameron said she placed the drug into bags herself. She said she had been ‘going through a lot of stuff’. She admitted possession of the items and said it was for her personal use. She said she ‘separates it’ and ‘plans how much she is taking’.

Cameron, of Cambridge Road, Hensingham, Whitehaven, pleaded guilty to possession of a Class A drug – cocaine.

Claire Kirkpatrick, defending, said: “It’s a guilty plea at the first opportunity. This lady had a significant drug problem. She turned to drugs after the breakdown of a relationship.

“She has now been clean for just over two months. There is a significant history as to why drug taking was there in the first place.”

Magistrates fined Cameron £120. She was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £45 victim surcharge.

An order was made for the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs and paraphernalia.