EVIL LOAN SHARKS MADE ME GROW DRUGS Ex-glamour babe Emma was forced into life of crime over £3k debt
SPORT stunna Emma Morgan has told how ruthless loan sharks forced her to turn her home into a DRUGS FACTORY.
Gorgeous Emma’s ordeal began two years ago after she borrowed £3,000 from an elderly gent who’d called at her home offering loans.
The 40-year-old – was a glamour babe in the 1990s – ran into cash problems and was taken in by a friendly looking loan shark who convinced her to borrow enough money to tide her over.
“I was taken in by him, he was a textbook granddad,” said Emma, 40.
“I wanted to give my three kids a Christmas they deserved so I borrowed £3,000.”
The man never returned – instead two thugs turning up to collect monthly payments at her home in Cheshire.
She said: “I was petrified. I could not meet their demands.
“They said if I couldn’t pay off the loan I’d have to let them grow cannabis at my home.”
Emma was left with 22 cannabis plants in a bathroom that she had to water – with the thugs turning up regularly to check she was taking proper care of them.
But just as the crops were maturing, the police arrived at her door last June after someone reported the smell of dope.
She was arrested and charged with production of a controlled substance and, despite being forced into it, still had to go to court.
Thankfully when she appeared at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester the judge took pity on her.
“I wanted to scream,” she said. “A 5ft 2in Page Three girl in prison wouldn’t stand a chance.
“Luckily the judge Mr Justice Low accepted I had been pressurised greatly and was able to spare me jail.”
She was sentenced to nine months in prison suspended for a year plus 150 hours community service.
Emma said: “I’ve been so naive and the strain has been unbearable. “I hope no one else goes through this. “My advice is do not take a doorstep loan off anyone!”