Pan­ick­ing ad­dict hurled heroin out of car af­ter be­ing stopped by po­lice

Lennox Herald - - NEWS - Court re­porter

A Bon­hill woman pan­icked and threw a bag of heroin from a car win­dow af­ter spot­ting po­lice of­fi­cers.

Heroin ad­dict Lisa Coll dis­carded the drugs while she was sat in the ve­hi­cle trav­el­ling on Ca­bles Drive in Alexan­dria.

The 35-year-old was in the dock at Dum­bar­ton Sher­iff Court last week af­ter ad­mit­ting in­ten­tion­ally ob­struct­ing three of­fi­cers and hav­ing the class A drug in her pos­ses­sion on Jan­uary 13.

Aga Mathieson, fis­cal depute, said:“The time of the of­fence was around 11am. Po­lice of­fi­cers were car­ry­ing out uni­formed mo­bile pa­trol and dur­ing that time they ob­served the blue Ford Fo­cus trav­el­ling in front of them.

“Po­lice of­fi­cers de­cided to carry out a rou­tine check. At that time they ob­served an ar­ti­cle be­ing dis­carded from the rear pas­sen­ger off­side win­dow.

“As they stopped the ve­hi­cle the ac­cused made ad­mis­sions that the dis­carded ar­ti­cle was hers and that it con­tained heroin.”

Tests were car­ried out on the drug, which was found to weigh 6.85g, with a value of £240.

Her lawyer said:“The ac­cused is a sin­gle woman with no de­pen­dants, though she says she has re­cently formed a new pos­i­tive re­la­tion­ship in her life.

“She has a sched­ule of pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions. Since that date, she has not been in any bother.

“The quan­tity was due to be shared with her friends, who were the oc­cu­pants in the car. No pro­ceed­ings were taken against the other per­sons.

“It had been pur­chased that day for £70.

“She was a heroin abuser and since then she has had a wake up call and can­didly takes it. She is on a methadone sub­scrip­tion.”

Sher­iff Si­mon Pender de­ferred sen­tenc­ing un­til March 9 for a Drug Treat­men­tTest­ing Or­der as­sess­ment to be car­ried out.

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