Woman used drugs ‘to cope’ with the death of her parents

From the courts
From the courts

POLICE found amphetamine while searching a house in connection with an unrelated matter, Chesterfield magistrates heard.

Police officers went to Jayne Hodgkinson’s home regarding a male suspect who had been arrested.

The purpose of the visit to the house was to carry out a thorough search for property in relation to the previous matter when they found quantities of the drug.

An amount of caffeine, a so-called ‘cutting agent’ used to mix with amphetamine, some digital scales and a knife with the powder on it were also found.

Hodgkinson (41) of Springfield Crescent, Bolsover, admitted possessing amphetamine on May 15. She received a nine-month probation supervision order, including a drug rehabilitation order, with £85 costs.

John Wilford for Hodgkinson said she had used the drug to cope after her parents passed away.