Derry: Woman had drugs worth £28,000

A Derry woman caught with drugs valued at £28,000 after winning more than £3,000 on the Irish lottery has been told that her case "crosses the custody threshold by a mile".

The woman cannot be named as she has been granted an anonymity order.

She admitted charges of possessing of class B drugs with intent to supply, possessing class A and C drugs, and of being concerned in the supply of drugs.

She will be sentenced at Derry Crown Court next Wednesday.

A prosecutor told the court that police searched her home on 5 September 2012, where they found cannabis, white tablets and white powder as well as deal bags in her bedroom.

More cannabis was discovered downstairs, along with scales and other drug related paraphernalia.

A mobile phone was also seized as well as £460 in cash.

In total, 1.445kg of cannabis was found, with a street value of £28,800.

During a police interview, the woman told police she accepted responsibility for the drugs found in her bedroom but not the drugs in the rest of the house.

She said she had won £3,500 on the Irish lottery and had spent £2,000 the previous night on drugs.

The woman was released on continuing bail until Wednesday.