A WOMAN who had cocaine told police she individually wraps the drug to ensure how much she is taking.

Claire Burney, 36, was found to have several wraps of cocaine in her possession when police conducted a search under the Misuse of Drugs Act on April 23.

Pamela Fee, prosecuting at Workington Magistrates’ Court, said the defendant told police the drugs were for her own personal use.

Burney confirmed she had been cocaine dependent for the last 12 months. She said she ‘individually wraps’ the cocaine to ensure how much she is using.

She wouldn’t say where she purchases her cocaine from.

Burney, of Newlands Lane, Workington, pleaded guilty to possessing a Class A drug.

John Cooper, defending, said: “She hadn’t been in trouble since 2008.

“There have been other investigations ongoing. It’s four wraps. I’m not sure how much was in each wrap. She has been sent to Unity.”

Burney was fined £120 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £48 victim surcharge. An order was made for the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs.