Heroin was found inside mum’s car

POLICE seized heroin and cannabis from an Alfreton mother-of-three who had fallen asleep in a car.

Officers spotted the vehicle parked behind a toilet block on Nottingham Road, Somercotes, at 7am on 24th July.

“Donna Miles was asleep inside it at the time,” prosecutor Becky Mahon told Chesterfield magistrates on Monday.

“She woke up and she said she was waiting to meet a friend.

“The vehicle was searched and heroin and cannabis were found in the side of her bag,”

Miles (38), of Milton Avenue, Alfreton, admitted two charges of possessing drugs. She committed a similar offence two years ago, when she received a one-year conditional discharge.

This time, the justices fined her £81, with £85 costs, and ordered that the drugs be destroyed.

Her solicitor, Christopher Hallas, told the court she had bought the drug in order to upset her partner.

He said she was on a reducing methadone programme and samples taken by a clinic showed she was free of heroin.

“She had an argument with her partner and she decided to upset him by purchasing the heroin. It was a foolish offence.

“She wouldn’t have used the heroin - her sole motivation was to upset him,” added Mr Hallas.