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Onchan woman admits drug dealing

Police found messages about drugs on 23-year-old's phone

A court’s heard an Onchan woman’s involvement in drug dealing was uncovered when police discovered messages about cannabis on her phone.

Twenty-three-year-old Sophia Miriam Daisy Russell of Royal Court appeared before High Bailiff Jayne Hughes at Douglas Courthouse.

She’s pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing cannabis and one each of possessing LSD and being concerned in supplying cannabis.

Prosecution advocate Barry Swain told the court police went to Russell’s home about unrelated matters on 14 June.

In her home, officers found cannabis resin, cannabis bush and the class A drug LSD with a total value of around £130.

They seized her phone, and later examination revealed she’d messaged friends offering to sell cannabis to them.

Mrs Hughes said the case was too serious to be heard in a summary court, and committed Russell to a Court of General Gaol Delivery.

She was bailed in the sum of £500 to appear in the higher court on 16 December.

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