Woman sentenced for drugs charge

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A woman who was found to have amphetamines worth £72,000 in her van has been sentenced to three months in prison after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of controlled Class B drugs.

Kelly Halsey, 27, of Newport Road, Milton Keynes, was stopped by police in Breakspear Way, Hemel Hempstead, on January 22 last year.

Officers searched the Vauxhall Combo and discovered four boxes containing 36kg of amphetamine, with a street value of more than £72,000.

There were 663 amphetamine tablets and also 38g of heroin and 1.6kg cannabis.

An investigation was launched by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) Enforcement Team.

Halsey was cleared of possession with intent to supply the drugs in the van following a trial. However she pleaded guilty of being concerned in the supply of controlled Class B drugs at Luton Crown Court on Friday (20 May). She was sentenced to three months in prison, which she had already served while on remand from her original arrest, and was given a 12-month community order and a six-month drug rehabilitation requirement.

Detective Constable Kelly Gray said: “Drugs cause misery to our communities through associated crime. This case shows how seriously we take the use and supply of drugs, and those who are involved in this type of crime, at whatever level, faces time behind bars.”