Drug pusher avoids jail

A DRUG pusher avoided a jail sentence after handing herself into police and admitting her crimes.Victoria Whitfield, 35, was spared from going to prison immediately after a judge heard how she had walked into a police station and told detectives she had been involved in the supply of heroin and cocaine.

A DRUG pusher escaped a jail sentence after handing herself into police and admitting her crimes.

Victoria Whitfield, 35, was spared from going to prison immediately after a judge heard how she had walked into a police station and told detectives she had been involved in the supply of heroin and cocaine.

Addict Whitfield was able to feed her habit after she met a man who pushed drugs and started a relationship with another man hooked on class A drugs.

For every five wraps of heroin or cocaine she handed over to users she was allowed to keep one.

Whitfield, of no fixed abode but formerly of Angel Hill, Earl Stonham, was pushing drugs for between June 1 and July 31 last year.

Patricia Doggett, prosecuting, said: “Her concern was to feed her habit. She told police she was at an all-time low.”

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Whitfield, who had previous convictions for theft, admitted one count of supplying cocaine and one count of supplying heroin in November last year.

She had been on remand before she appeared at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday.

Richard Potts, mitigating, said: “She had been in a physically abusive relationship. She is not an unintelligent woman and has used her time in custody to positive effect.”

The court also heard that Whitfield had offered much of the evidence that stood against her and that she had come off drugs and had been prescribed methadone.

Judge David Goodin said: “I don't think there has been a case such as this where the defendant comes to the police station and makes a confession like this.

“But the supply of class A drugs is very serious.”

Whitfield was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for each charge, suspended for 12 months.

She was also given a 12 month supervision requirement.

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