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