Pinxton mum hid drugs inside her bra

A PINXTON mum handed over drugs she had hidden inside her bra after police pulled up a van.

Officers stopped the vehicle in Alfreton Road, Pinxton, for a check at 12.30am on December 4.

“They spoke to the defendant and noticed a strong smell of cannabis and asked if she had anything she shouldn’t have.

“She produced a clear bag containing cannabis worth £10 from her bra,” Becky Mahon, prosecuting, told Chesterfield magistrates.

Julie Christie (50) of Park Lane, Pinxton, admitted possessing cannabis. She was convicted of possessing the drug with intent to supply it two years ago.

The justices gave her a one-year conditional discharge, with £100 costs, and ordered that the cannabis be destroyed.

“She denies there was any smell of cannabis. She was asked if she had anything in the vehicle she shouldn’t have and she replied no.

“She was then asked if she had anything on her person and she said yes,” said Matt Evans, for Christie.

He added: “She is not a cannabis user but she has some stressful problems at home at the moment and she can’t sleep. She also suffers from spondylosis.

“She took the wrong advice and bought some cannabis and she is very remorseful and regretful.”

Mr Evans said the previous offence related to her son. He had some problems and threatened to assault her and smash up the house if he couldn’t smoke any cannabis, so she bought some for him.