Mum Hid Heroin Subsitute In Baby Changing Bag

PUBLISHED: 12:54 05 June 2009 | UPDATED: 10:54 04 May 2010

A MOTHER who hid class A drugs in her baby s changing bag was given a conditional discharge by magistrates. Social workers discovered bottles of the heroin substitute methadone, in the baby-bag of the four-month old child, after trying to find a bottle of

A MOTHER who hid class A drugs in her baby's changing bag was given a conditional discharge by magistrates.

Social workers discovered bottles of the heroin substitute methadone, in the baby-bag of the four-month old child, after trying to find a bottle of milk to stop him from crying, Magistrates in Ely heard.

26 year-old Aimee Cornwell of Friars Place, Littleport told the court she had been forced to buy the drugs from a friend after her doctor prescribed dosage of another heroin substitute subutex, had proved to be insufficient to help her control her addiction.

Prosecutor Laura Mardell, said: "The baby had become restless while the mother was out of the room so the social worker looked in the bag for some milk and discovered two bottles of methadone."

Michael Judkins told the court in mitigation: "She has recently been moved from methadone herself onto subutex but the dosage she was given wasn't sufficient so she had made an appointment with her GP to try and get her dosage changed.

"She resorted to the offence as the symptoms of addiction were getting so bad that she felt in danger of losing control."

Despite being released with a 12-month conditional discharge, magistrates warned Miss Cornwell that any subsequent offence would force them to reconsider the offence.

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