Mum's wait for transport to prison

PUBLISHED: 16:19 31 May 2007 | UPDATED: 12:32 04 May 2010

ELY mum Lucy Waters had to sit in the dock at Ely courthouse for more than two hours on Thursday, after the court jailed her for a month. There were no security staff immediately available to take her away, and she was given drinks and lunch as she waited

ELY mum Lucy Waters had to sit in the dock at Ely courthouse for more than two hours on Thursday, after the court jailed her for a month.

There were no security staff immediately available to take her away, and she was given drinks and lunch as she waited for transport.

Waters was sent to prison because she had breached the terms of her suspended jail sentence, imposed back in February for an offence of possessing heroin.

At that hearing, magistrates head how Waters, 30, of New Barns Avenue, hid wraps of heroin in a suitcase.

The class A drug was found when police carried out a drugs search. Six wraps of heroin weighed 464 mgs, and had a street value of around £40.

This week Waters admitted breaching the suspended sentence order, by missing appointments with the probation service on March 1 and 22.

Solicitor Jacqui Baldwin asked the court to activate the sentence after they read reports.

"When this order was first imposed she was evicted from her home," she said. "She has had a chaotic lifestyle, which is not conducive to keeping an order."

Jailing Waters, presiding magistrate Bryant Watson said: "The report shows you have taken a casual approach to this sentencing exercise.

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