Mother with £100,000 heroin haul faces prison
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.