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Mother and son admit drug dealing charges

Willaston woman also pleads guilty to money laundering charge

A man and his mother have appeared in court over drug dealing and money laundering offences.

Lisa Kim Barnett of Snaefell Road in Willaston appeared in the dock next to her son, Ross James McWhinnie of Clifton Terrace in Douglas.

Both appeared before High Bailiff Jayne Hughes at Douglas courthouse.

Forty-one-year-old Barnett admitted being unlawfully concerned in supplying cannabis and laundering £2,000 through the Palace Bingo in Douglas.

Twenty-year-old McWhinnie pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis, possessing it with intent to supply it, possessing cocaine with intent to supply the class A drug, and converting £2,000 of criminal property.

Prosecution advocate Rebecca Cubbon told the hearing police saw McWhinnie in a white van on Stevenson Way in Anagh Coar on 11 July, and smelled cannabis in the vehicle when they spoke to him.

He was arrested and searched, and on his mobile phone officers found messages about drug dealing.

Barnett was bailed, while her son was remanded in custody, and both will appear before a Court of General Gaol Delivery on 11 November.

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