Soham Woman Delt In Drugs To Pay Off Debt

MORE than �4,000-worth of cocaine was found at the home of a 58-year-old Soham woman who started to deal in drugs in an attempt to pay off her own drug debt.

MORE than �4,000-worth of cocaine was found at the home of a 58-year-old Soham woman who started to deal in drugs in an attempt to pay off her own drug debt.

Police went to Jennifer Chandler’s home because neighbours were concerned about her -- and found the drug along with debts sheets and scales.

Appearing at Ely courthouse on Thursday, Chandler admitted possessing 75.358 grams of cocaine with intent to supply on May 15.

Officers were called to Chandler’s home in Eastern Avenue after a member of the public heard the screeching of car tyres and a door at her home was damaged, explained prosecutor Laura Mardell.


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“There was no one there, but officers went inside because they were concerned that the occupant might be a risk,” she said.

“They found the cocaine and various items of paraphernalia, including debts sheets and scales, and all the items were seized.”

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Chandler was arrested shortly afterwards, and forensic tests confirmed that the drug found at her home was cocaine with a street value of �4,395.

When interviewed by police, Chandler said she had got into debt with a number of drug dealers, and had entered into an agreement to deal in drugs in the local area. She had been dealing for between two and four weeks, and believed it would take her two months to pay off her debt.

At the request of the Crown Prosecution Service, the magistrates committed Chandler for sentence at Cambridge Crown Court.

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