Woman hid heroin from police

PUBLISHED: 16:37 14 December 2006 | UPDATED: 13:39 04 May 2010

A WOMAN who hid six packs of heroin in an intimate part of her body when police carried out a drugs raid on her home may be put on a drug rehabilitation course. On Thursday, Ely magistrates decided that Chandra Earwaker should be assessed to see if she is

A WOMAN who hid six packs of heroin in an intimate part of her body when police carried out a drugs raid on her home may be put on a drug rehabilitation course.

On Thursday, Ely magistrates decided that Chandra Earwaker should be assessed to see if she is suitable for the course run by the probation service.

Earwaker, 42, had admitted breaching the 80-hour work order she had originally been given in May, for possessing the heroin.

She had also admitted stealing more than £250 of groceries from Sainsbury's in Bury St Edmunds on November 20.

Earwaker, formerly of Clay Way, Ely, had worked only 1.5 hours of the work order, and admitted missing three work sessions and failing to keep in contact with her probation officer.

The court heard how police raided 59 New Barns Avenue in Ely on February 9, and Earwaker hid the drugs on her body. After her arrest, the drugs weighing 0.6 grams were retrieved.

Mitigating, Jacqui Baldwin said the court needed to address the root of Earwaker's problem, and asked for her to be assessed for a drug rehabilitation requirement.

She was already in contact with the community drugs team.

Earwaker was bailed to live with her mother in St Neots, and is due back at court for re-sentencing on January 4.

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