Drug dealing student spared jail

A YOUNG London college student is today spared a jail sentence after using Ipswich to peddle drugs. Frankie Allen, narrowly avoided an immediate prison sentence after Ipswich Crown Court heard that she has a bright future and came from a law abiding family.

A YOUNG London college student is today spared a jail sentence after using Ipswich to peddle drugs.

Frankie Allen, narrowly avoided an immediate prison sentence after Ipswich Crown Court heard that she has a bright future and came from a law abiding family.

The court heard that although she did not need the money she risked a jail sentence because she wanted extra money to go out.

Sentencing the 18-year-old, of Cornelia Street, Islington, Judge David Goodin told her she had been blindingly stupid.

He said: “At the age of 18 when you agreed to do what you did, you opened the doors of Holloway prison, or another, for potentially four or five years.

“I'm not going to send you to prison today as you are very young, of good character and have a law abiding family. It is imperative however that you know how blindingly stupid you have been.”

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Ian Pells, prosecuting said Allen had drugs with an estimated value of £250 on her and £145 cash when she was arrested in Holywells Park on October 1.

Allen pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply after she was found with 11 wraps of heroin and eight wraps of cocaine.

Mr Pells said Allen had come to Ipswich with another young woman, Corral Blake who had supplied her with the drugs. He said Blake had been to Ipswich three times in three weeks to sell drugs.

He added: “Miss Allen said she did not need the money as she received college funds and money from her parents but wanted extra money for going out.”

Ian Duckworth mitigating said his client was “distressed” about the prospect of prison. He said: “This was a mistake and probably the biggest mistake she could ever make.”

Allen was sentenced to 12 months in prison but the period was suspended for a year. She was ordered to do 150 hours unpaid work for the community and was given a curfew to remain at her home address between 9pm and 6am for ten weeks.

Blake, of Walthamstow, failed to attend court and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

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