Police Found Drugs During Search of Ely House

POLICE searching an Ely home found three different types of illegal drugs, magistrates were told. Officers went to Maria McHale s house in High Barns to execute a search warrant – and discovered cannabis, diazepam and subutex. McHale lives at the property

POLICE searching an Ely home found three different types of illegal drugs, magistrates were told.

Officers went to Maria McHale's house in High Barns to execute a search warrant - and discovered cannabis, diazepam and subutex.

McHale lives at the property with her daughter, explained prosecutor Delia Matthews.

On February 11 police went to the family home, and in the living room found strips of subutex tablets, a bag of herbal cannabis and a grinder, and diazepam tablets in a handbag.


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"She did not have a prescription for the drugs," said Mrs Matthews. "She said she got the diazepam from the same person who supplied the cannabis."

McHale, 41, of High Barns, admitted possessing 16 subutex tablets and 10 diazepam tablets, both class C drugs; and a quantity of class B herbal cannabis.

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"She is a lady of good character," said solicitor Jeff Lewis. "There was only a small amount of herbal cannabis, crumbs inside a carrier bag and grinder. She has never had drug convictions before."

Giving McHale a two-year conditional discharge and ordering her pay �35 costs, presiding magistrate Sue Thompson said: "This is to help and encourage you to stay on the straight and narrow."

The court ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs.

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