Limavady granny sentenced for drugs possession

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A Limavady grandmother who “should know better” has received a suspended jail sentence for possession of drugs.

Lorraine Craig, aged 47, from Drumavalley, was sentenced to four months in jail, suspended for two years, at Limavady Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for possession of a Class A drug, namely cocaine, and possession of a Class B drug, namely cannabis.

The court heard on March 24 of this year police conducted a search at an address and located a quantity of drugs in the kitchen.

Craig told police the drugs belonged to her. Craig was arrested and interviewed, and she made a full admission the drugs were for her personal use.

The court heard there were 18 grams of herbal cannbis with an estimated street value of £180, and cocaine with a street value of £50.

A defence solicitor said: “She’s 47 and should really know better.”

The solicitor said Craig had gone “off the rails for a short period of time”, but she had “got herself together” and was “no longer dabbling in the recreational use of drugs”.

“She’s a grandmother and should know better,” added the solicitor.

District Judge Liam McNally told Craig: “Over the last 20 years you have been engaging in the possession of unlawful drugs.”