Mother gave drugs to her kids

A TEACHING assistant from Suffolk has admitted supplying cannabis to two of her children. The woman, who can not be named after a judge banned the publication of her children's names, told police she bought the class C drug “out of the kindness of her own heart” to prevent the pair being exposed to the world of drug dealing.

A TEACHING assistant from Suffolk has admitted supplying cannabis to two of her children.

The woman, who can not be named after a judge banned the publication of her children's names, told police she bought the class C drug “out of the kindness of her own heart” to prevent the pair being exposed to the world of drug dealing.

The woman, from the Bury St Edmunds area, appeared at West Suffolk Magistrates' Court earlier this week to admit a charge of possession of cannabis and intent to supply and the actual supply of the drug.

Kevin Lowson, prosecuting, told the court how police seized 116.86 grams of cannabis resin from the woman's home on June 15.

During a police interview, the woman admitted possessing the drug and then went on to tell how she had been supplying it to her children.

She had been supplying the drug to one of her children for a year and the other for around two years, however she denied she was the first to supply them.

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The woman, who had been a cannabis user since she was 18, was described as a liberal parent.

The court heard how she was of previous good character.

Kevin McCarthy, mitigating, presented character references on behalf of the woman, who was described as gentle and warm.

District judge Robert Booker adjourned the case for a pre-sentence report. He warned he could not rule out sending the case to crown court for sentencing.

The woman will reappear before the court on October 9.

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