Drugfear of­prison of­fi­cers

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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.”

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