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Fife schoolgirl drug dealer Lauren Wilson sentenced

Buckhaven High School in Leven, Fife Pic: Google
Image caption Lauren Wilson was caught with the drugs at Buckhaven High School

A Fife schoolgirl, who dealt drugs to her fellow pupils in her high school playground, was "naive", a judge said.

Lauren Wilson, was caught with a pocketful of diazepam tablets on 17 March 2011 after third years reported her at Buckhaven High School, Leven.

At Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court, Wilson, 17, was sentenced to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.

The schoolgirl, from Methill, pleaded guilty to supplying diazepam, a class C drug within the grounds of the school.

Sheriff James Williamson said: "She doesn't strike me as being very intelligent".

Depute fiscal Brent Bisset, said: "They asked if she had sold any and she said she had sold one or two.

"They also asked who she sold them to.

"When asked about it she replied, 'I know what I did was stupid'."

'Less sinister'

Police were called in and the fifth-year-pupil was charged.

Defence agent Dewar Spence said Wilson had found herself in "difficulties" after getting into a relationship with a person who some fellow pupils believed to be involved in the supply of the drugs.

Mr Spence said: "They knew who her boyfriend was and thought they could obtain the drugs from her boyfriend, by approaching her.

"She didn't realise it was so serious."

Sheriff Williamson said: "This is a particularly serious offence, what makes it even more serious is the location, at the school.

"Normally in these circumstance you would have been facing a custodial sentence

"There are a number of factors which persuade me not to do that.

"The report indicates your naivety, and you were approached by others at the school, so in effect your involvement was less sinister.

"Against that background I'm prepared to deal with it on a non-custodial basis."

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