‘I didn’t know what they were’ – woman caught with drugs in house

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A WOMAN asked no questions when an associate dropped off drugs at her home and hid them, claiming she had no idea what they were, a court heard.

Victoria Walker’s home in Brick Garth, Easington Lane, was raided by police, on June 4, who found Subutex tablets, as well as her own cannabis.

Walker, 25, told officers someone had dropped the tablets at her house and she wrapped them up in several layers of plastic, latex and tissue paper.

Walker admitted possession of drugs of Class B and C when she appeared before Sunderland magistrates.

Tony Southwick, defending, said: “This person had attended the house and he had left these items. She wrapped them up and put them inside a cup, up a height and out of harm’s way.

“When the police came and said they were looking for drugs, the only thing she could think of was some cannabis. Then they found the tablets.

“They were old items, effectively lying around the house. She is now pregnant and will not get into that situation again.”

Walker was given a conditional discharge and told to pay £85 costs and £15 victim surcharge.