A BRIDLINGTON woman is receiving the help she needs to deal with her drug addictions, a court has heard.
Lyndsey Day, 25, of Trinity Road, pleaded guilty to possession of class A heroin, and class C drugs diazepam, nitrazepam and buprenorphine.
The drugs were all found in her home on March 9.
Bridlington magistrates were told police were conducting house-to-house enquiries on Trinity Road on the day in question and had gone to Day’s address.
Jayne Wilson, prosecuting, said: “When police entered the lounge they saw a small white wrap on the coffee table. Miss Day was asked if it contained heroin and she said ‘yes’.”
Day was arrested and her house searched. Police found half a children’s Kinder Egg case in a disconnected computer printer which contained several smaller wraps.
Day told police she had bought the heroin the previous day for her personal use. She had forgotten about the larger wrap and said it must have been in the printer for some time.
Mrs Wilson told magistrates Day was currently subject to a community order which included a drug rehabilitation requirement.
In mitigation, John Nixon said his client had problems with heroin since she was 16.
“She has quite a substantial record for previous offending, but never before has she had a drug rehabilitation requirement and there has been no breaches of that order.”
Mr Nixon said the findings of the Forensic Science Service supported Day’s claim she had the class C drugs for some time as they were degraded.
Magistrates handed Day an 18-month conditional discharge.
Presiding magistrate Jennifer Byass said: “We really hope that this order that you are on at the moment is going to be the end of these drug problems forever.”
Day told magistrates the drug rehabilitation team were brilliant and that she had never received help like it before.