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Prison officers feared that a Stirling woman caught with heroin would be killed by drugs.
Andrena McLean (31) had around £600 of the class A drug with an intent to supply it to others at her home on Crosbies Court on December 6.
Appearing at Stirling Sheriff Court from custody on Wednesday, McLean was placed on a two-year drug treatment and testing order with a review fixed for next month.
Defence solicitor Stephen Maguire said the drugs were to be shared between herself, her friends and her boyfriend and not to be sold on commercially.
He said: “She obtained a large amount of the drug at a reduced price because it was bought in bulk.
“It was to be shared with her friends. The nature of the supply is restricted.
“Police attended the property with a search warrant and she and her partner were there, although she has been the only person prosecuted.
“She has drug problems going back years but this is the most serious matter she’s had to deal with.
“She’s had a spell in custody, which has given her time to reflect.”
Sheriff William Gilchrist told McLean: “Those working with you were fearful you would lose your life due to drug use and when you are back in the community there is a risk of you overdosing.
“You are suitable for a drug treatment and testing order.
“You say you are going to comply with this order. If you don’t comply you may find yourself in custody.”