Pair appear before magistrates
Two women have appeared in court to admit money laundering.
Forty-year-old Kelly Thompson, of Demesne Road in Douglas, and 29-year-old Jade Neale, of St Catherine’s Gardens in Birkenhead, were up before magistrates at Douglas courthouse.
Thompson pleaded guilty to heroin and cannabis possession, obstructing a police drugs search and possessing £2,732 of criminal property.
She’s denied one count of possessing heroin with intent to supply the class A drug.
Neale admitted possessing £440 of criminal property.
Prosecution advocate Barry Swain told the hearing both women were spotted by police at a petrol station on Victoria Road in Douglas on 28 August.
When she was searched, Thompson tried to swallow a wrap of heroin but police stopped her – they found she had 3.5 grammes of the drug, worth between £400 and £800.
She told officers the drugs were for her personal use and she’d been asked to look after the cash as a favour to a drug dealer she owed money to.
Magistrates remanded both women in custody and Neale is next due in court on 30 August, while Thompson will appear again on 5 September.