Addict caught with over £1,000 worth of heroin and cocaine cleared of being a drug dealer - The Rugby Observer

Addict caught with over £1,000 worth of heroin and cocaine cleared of being a drug dealer

A HEROIN and cocaine user from Rugby caught with more than £1,000 worth of class A drugs and £550 in cash has been cleared of being a drug dealer.

Carol Mosey had told a jury the drugs had all been for her own use, with her lifestyle and drug habit being supported by her wealthy father.

The 58-year-old of Fosterd Road had pleaded not guilty at Warwick Crown Court to possessing heroin and cocaine with intent to supply them.

She was acquitted of those charges but convicted of possessing the drugs for her own use, which she had admitted.

And following an adjournment for a pre-sentence report to be prepared on her, she was jailed for one month and ordered to pay £185 costs.

Prosecutor Stuart Clarkson said in September 2015 police officers went to Mosey’s home with a search warrant and found the door shut but unlocked.

They went in and saw Mosey – who the court heard had been a drug addict for over 20 years – on her bed trying to conceal something down her leggings.

The officers prevented her from doing so, and found she had 14 individual £10 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.32 grams, as well as a larger quantity of cocaine weighing 5.56 grams.

She also had 4.54 grams of heroin, which the jury had heard was sufficient for about 45 £10 deals.

The police also found £550 in cash, but Mr Clarkson conceded: “In the light of the jury’s verdict, that means very little.”

Mosey accepted the drugs probably would have been divided into smaller amounts, but maintained they would still have all been for her own use, not for sale.

Mosey, who had previous convictions for possessing class A drugs and one for conspiracy to supply heroin, told the police, and the jury, she had a wealthy father who funded her drug habit and her lifestyle.

She was granted bail, and the following month she was stopped in the street by officers who carried out a search and found a Kinder egg containing ‘a relatively small amount’ of crack cocaine, said Mr Clarkson.

Robin Torr, defending, said Mosey had relapsed into drug-use after her daughter had been diagnosed with cancer, but had rehabilitated since being remanded in custody, and was now on a methadone prescription.

He said she also has medical conditions including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and hepatitis C, for which she needed to undergo treatment.

Recorder Stuart Sprawson told Mosey because she had been in custody since August last year, after failing to turn up for a hearing earlier that month, her sentence would see her released straight away, but added she would be on supervision for 12 months.


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