POLICE found amphetamine while searching a Bolsover house in connection with an unrelated matter.
Officers went to Jayne Hodgkinson’s home regarding a male suspect who had been arrested and were allowed inside.
“They were searching for property in relation to that matter and some white powder was found in an upstairs bedroom. She said it was hers,” prosecutor Lynn Manning told Chesterfield magistrates on Monday.
Officers also found caffeine, a cutting agent used in amphetamine, digital scales and a knife with the powder on it.
“She said she was a regular, heavy user of amphetamine and the scales and knife were used to control how much she took each time,” added Ms Manning.
Hodgkinson (41) of Springfield Crescent, Bolsover, admitted possessing amphetamine on 15th May. She had a previous drugs conviction in 2007.
She received a nine-month probation supervision order, including a drug rehabilitation order, with £85 costs. The drugs will be destroyed.
“She’s not really recovered from her mother and father dying. She has used amphetamine as a way of coping. Anti-depressants haven’t helped her,” said her solicitor, John Wilford.
“Unfortunately it has got the better of her. Amphetamine use has got her into debt and she’s got herself into something of a mess.”