Heroin Found in Woman's Flat During Police Raid

PUBLISHED: 10:21 06 December 2010 | UPDATED: 10:42 06 December 2010

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POLICE executing a search warrant at Debbie Featley's flat found the remains of some heroin she had started to smoke, magistrates were told.

The drug was in a square of silver foil on a coffee table, and 30-year-old Featley admitted it belonged to her.

Appearing before Ely magistrates on Thursday, Featley admitted possession of the Class A drug, and agreed that the offence put her in breach of a 12-month conditional discharge imposed on her for drugs offences back in July.

“This was an extremely small quantity of the drug,” explained solicitor Jacqui Baldwin. “When police attended, she confirmed it was for her own personal use.”

Miss Baldwin said Featley was involved in the drug agency Adaction, and had a prescription for the heroin substitute methadone.

But at the time of the offence, she had been without a prescription for three and a half weeks, and had been self medicating.

Featley is planning to visit her father in Spain over the Christmas holiday period, she added.

“When she is away from Ely she does not have these issues and problems, she hopes to go to Spain to sort out her head. Her father is very supportive of her,” added Miss Baldwin.

Featley, of Cromwell Court, St Mary’s Street, Ely, was fined £65 with £20 costs and a £15 surcharge, and the court ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs.

“We suggest you continue to work with the agencies who are trying to help you get off these drugs,” said presiding magistrate Janet South.

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