Mother with £100,000 heroin haul faces prison

The Scotsman - - News - daVE FIn­Lay

a MoTHEr caught “babysit­ting” a haul of heroin worth £100,000 on the streets was warned yes­ter­day that she could face a jail sen­tence.

Po­lice seized a kilo of the Class a drug along with more than three ki­los of am­phet­a­mine af­ter putting ni­cola grubb un­der sur­veil­lance.

Un­em­ployed grubb, 35, from Kirk­caldy ad­mit­ted be­ing concerned in the sup­ply of both drugs, when she ap­peared at the High Court in Ed­in­burgh yes­ter­day.

Lord Tyre told her she had pled guilty to an of­fence in­volv­ing “a very large quan­tity” of heroin.

The judge said: “I have to warn you I will cer­tainly be con­sid­er­ing a cus­to­dial sen­tence in view of the quan­tity in­volved.”

ad­vo­cate de­pute alis­tair Carmichael said drug squad of­fi­cers watched grubb as she trav­elled to a num­ber of dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions in Kirk­caldy on 4 novem­ber last year be­fore she parked in the town’s Sauchen­bush road.

She was seen to walk up a drive­way past parked ve­hi­cles be­fore re­turn­ing with a card­board box which she placed in the rear of her Vaux­hall Zafira.

grubb then drove off to Law­son Street where she stopped and po­lice ap­proached her as she left the ve­hi­cle and de­tained her un­der drugs leg­is­la­tion. She told them: “Some­one put a box in my car and I don’t know what’s in it.”

The card­board box was found to con­tain a taped pack­age of heroin weigh­ing just un­der a kilo. dur­ing a later in­ter­view grubb con­firmed that she had put the box in her ve­hi­cle.

Mr Carmichael told the court: “The Crown ac­cepts that the role of the ac­cused was that of a “min­der” or “babysit­ter” for the drugs.”

Lord Tyre de­ferred sen­tence on grubb un­til next month for the prepa­ra­tion of a back­ground re­port and al­lowed her bail.

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