Mablethorpe woman stole meat to fund “entrenched drug habit”, court told

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A 21-year-old woman, who stole from a Mablethorpe supermarket four times in a week, had an ‘entrenched drugs habit’ since she was 15, a court has been told.

Jasmin Louise Johnson of Trusthorpe Road, Sutton on Sea, admitted stealing meat on four occasions between July 10 and 18 from the 
Co-op in Mablethorpe when she appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court on October 13.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, said she had an ‘entrenched drugs habit’ and sold the meat to buy drugs.

Beris Brickles, mitigating, said Johnson had been a heroin user since she was 15 years old and was now seven months pregnant.

He said she was registered with DART, the drug dependency organisation, and had shown significant improvement.

The magistrates adjourned for sentence on November 24 and called for a report from the Probation Service.