Mablethorpe woman spared jail for £23,000 drug stash

A WOMAN caught looking after a stash of drugs escaped jail when she appeared before Lincoln Crown Court on Friday.

Naomi Yates, 22, now of Victoria Road, Mablethorpe, was arrested in November after police raided her flat in the Spanish City complex at Mablethorpe.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said Yates admitted to officers that she had drugs in her fridge.

A stash of 1,135 grammes of a mixture of amphetamine and mephedrone was found.

The drugs had a street value of £23,000 if sold as mephedrone and £11,000 as amphetamine.

Yates confessed she was looking after the drugs but refused to say who they belonged to.

Yates admitted possession of drugs with intent to supply on November 17 last year. She was given a 12 month community order with supervision and 180 hours of unpaid work.

Judge Michael Heath told her “You have pleaded guilty on the basis that you were holding these drugs on behalf of somebody else.

“You have no previous convictions and I take that very much into account.”

David Eager, defending, said Yates was fearful of the prospect of prison and urged she be allowed to keep her liberty.