Mother escapes jail term

A MOTHER of two who admitted drug dealing has escaped a prison sentence.Hazel Saunders (also known as Godbold), of Girton Way, Ipswich, was sentenced to 120-hours community service at a hearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court.

A MOTHER of two who admitted drug dealing has escaped a prison sentence.

Hazel Saunders (also known as Godbold), of Girton Way, Ipswich, was sentenced to 120-hours community service at a hearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court.

At a previous court hearing she pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

Kate Stephenson, prosecuting, told the court that police searched her home on January 2 and found a small quantity of cannabis.


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She added that Saunders, who has children aged five and six, entered guilty pleas at the earliest available opportunity and had no previous convictions.

Stephen Colman, > in mitigation, said somebody had given her the drugs and she intended to give them to her husband.

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He sad: "She was aware that she had acted naively and she accepts she was responsible for what she has done.

"She realises what she did was naïve and foolish."

On top of the community punishment order magistrates ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs and ordered her to pay £60 towards the prosecution costs.

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