A YOUNG woman, said to be making £200 a week by supplying cannabis to friends, has been jailed for six months.
Christine Anne Goff, of Kynaston Drive, Saltney Ferry, was being asked to get drugs because she drove a car, a court heard yesterday.
But she cut out the middle man and started to supply cannabis to friends, and friends of friends, to help pay for her car and to get her own cannabis for free.
Goff, 21, who had admitted supplying cannabis for about eight weeks in October and November of last year, told police she made £200 a week profit.
Justin Espie, prosecuting, told Flintshire Magistrates Court it was a case of commercial supply.
Goff was jailed for six months and was told it was so serious that only immediate custody was appropriate.
Magistrates heard a search warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act was executed at her home last November.
She was in a bedroom and there was a strong smell of cannabis.
Her phone was seized and on it were a large number of text messages indicative of the supply of cannabis.
Arrested, she made a full admission to supplying drugs and said it was to about 20 people in the Flintshire area.
Ian Birch, defending, told the Mold court that initially Goff had been asked to get cannabis for friends because she had a car. She then cut out the middle man and supplied cannabis herself for a small profit which enabled her to pay for her own cannabis.
The court heard Goff was a heavy cannabis user, was somewhat immature and naive, and had told the probation officer she never thought that she would get caught.
She did not fully appreciate the seriousness of her position.
He said it was not an ongoing concern when police came through the door.
“It had grown and she became wary of the whole idea of it all.
“It started off small but she had become concerned when the phone rang, she had indicated that she did not want to continue before she was arrested,” Mr Birch said.