Woman who hid drugs in Kinder Surprise jailed

PUBLISHED: 17:00 26 August 2013

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A DRUG courier who was caught with heroin and crack in a Kinder egg hidden in her underwear, has been jailed.

Rachel Bevan, 37, was jailed for 20 months after police found six grams of the drugs, in 47 wraps, when she was searched in Welwyn Garden City.

St Albans Crown Court heard she had been given a community order in April in the hope that she could get off drugs, but she was back in court after being caught shoplifting.

Prosecutor Will Noble said Bevan was stopped at Sainsbury’s in the town centre on July 3 after stealing just under £100 worth of DVDs.

She tried to get into a car, but the driver sped off after seeing she was being followed by security staff.

Bevan was arrested again in Welwyn Garden City and was found to have a small amount of cannabis on her in a foil wrap.

Bevan, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to two charges of theft and one of possessing cannabis.

She admitted not answering bail and being in breach of the community order.

Jailing her, Judge Stephen Gullick said: “If you want to get of drugs, don’t go back to those you previously associated with or you will take them again.

“Get off drugs and put your life on an even keel.”

Bevan said “thank you” to the judge as she left for the cells.

Andel Singh, defending, said Bevan had been ‘sofa surfing’ since leaving the man she had been staying with previously, after he had asked her for “sexual favours”.

He said she had become addicted to drugs in 2008 after being subjected to domestic violence.

She had agreed to transport the drugs in January in the hope that she would receive some herself. She was not making any money, he said.

When she gets out of jail he said Bevan wanted to continue work as a hairdresser.

While in jail he said she had acted as a mentor for others who want to work as hairdressers.


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