Woman found with drugs was '˜medicating'

A woman found with drugs was 'medicating,' a court has been told.

Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 11:53 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 11:57 am
Limavady Courthouse

Appearing at Limavady Magistrate’s Court last Wednesday was Clodagh Rose Hazlett with no fixed abode, according to court documents.

The court heard on February 19th at 4pm, police carried out a search of Hazlett when she was at Strand Road Police Station.

The court heard Hazlett was found in possession of drugs - 9 grams of a Class B drug, Amphetamines (Speed) and in possession of a Class C drug, two Diazepam tablets.

The Speed had a value of £90, while the Diazepam had a value of £2.

A defence solicitor said the 36-year-old did have a record, but there was an absence of drugs offences on the record.

The solicitor said Hazlett was going through a difficult period with an ex-partner and she would say she was “somewhat medicating around this time.”

The solicitor told the court it was a “foolish offence.”.

In sentencing, District Judge Liam McNally imposed fines of £250 and £100.