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Drug user placed under supervision due to drug issues

By Andrew Dixon

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Inverness Court. Picture: James Mackenzie
Inverness Court. Picture: James Mackenzie

A CANNABIS user was placed under social work supervision for 18 months in the hope that support would address her drug issues.

Wilma Work, of Inshes Wood, appeared for sentence at Inverness Sheriff Court after previously admitting being concerned in the supply of the Class B drug and hindering a police search of her.

At an earlier hearing, the court was told that police stopped a car in Kenneth Street, Inverness on January 12, 2020 on suspicion of an insurance problem.

But officers detected a strong smell of cannabis and decided to search Work and the other occupant as well as the vehicle.

While the search of Work was being carried out, she reached into her sock and tried to conceal something.

Her mobile phone was also seized and it contained messages consistent with drug dealing.

Defence solicitor Patrick O’Dea said his client had “been taking cannabis on a regular basis for a number of years”.

Sheriff Sara Matheson said she was placing her on a community payback order and supervision by social workers “so you can work with them to address your drug use”.

Sentence for her co-accused was deferred.

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