Weymouth woman jailed for importing heroin to Guernsey

A 24-year-old woman from Weymouth has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in jail for importing heroin into Guernsey.

Carrieann McHale pleaded guilty to one charge of importing controlled drugs when she appeared in the Royal Court.

She was found to have internally concealed 27.8g (1oz) of Class A drug diamorphine, commonly known as heroin.

The Guernsey Border Agency said the drugs had a potential local resale value of between £8,340 and £16,740.

McHale told officers she was coming to the island to attend a birthday party when she was stopped on 31 August.

She was detained for examination due to being suspected of internally concealing drugs and subsequently produced three packages containing the drugs.

Judge Russell Finch commented that McHale was young but so far had "ruined her life". He warned drug importers the island was "not a soft touch".

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