Addict caught buying heroin
WITHIN days of being released from jail, heroin addict Lucy Waters was caught buying heroin on an Ely street. Police officers saw her buying drugs from a car that pulled up alongside her in a bus shelter, city magistrates were told. She had phoned a deale
WITHIN days of being released from jail, heroin addict Lucy Waters was caught buying heroin on an Ely street.
Police officers saw her buying drugs from a car that pulled up alongside her in a bus shelter, city magistrates were told.
She had phoned a dealer to arrange the purchase, and bought a £10 wrap of heroin from someone inside the vehicle.
At Ely courthouse on Thursday, 30-year-old Waters, formerly of New Barns Avenue in Ely but now living in Waltham Abbey, admitted possessing 0.1 gram of heroin on June 26.
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"Police in an unmarked car saw three people standing in the bus stop near the church," said prosecutor Angela Sassoli.
"They saw a Ford Escort pull up, and the rear nearside window went down. Waters approached the window, and took a small object from a female in the back of the car.
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"Waters put the object into her purse, put that into her bag, and walked off towards the cathedral with two other people."
After officers approached Waters and found a small white wrap in her purse, she was arrested. She admitted she telephoned a dealer and arranged the sale, and intended to use the drug herself.
Back on May 24, Waters was jailed for one month, after admitting she breached the terms of a suspended sentence imposed for the possession of heroin.
Solicitor Nick Barnes said Waters had been a heroin user for some time, and on release from jail had gone to live with her mother in Essex.
"She had made a conscious decision to remove herself from Ely," he said. He asked that Waters should be banned from the city as part of a community order.
Sentencing was adjourned for four weeks, so Waters' suitability for a drug rehabilitation order could be assessed.