A 27-YEAR-OLD who drank alcohol stolen from a store and was found with drugs in her bra has been given a chance to turn her life around.
Cheryl Thomson was told she was in the ‘last chance saloon’ after appearing before Eastbourne magistrates charged with handling stolen goods, using threatening or abusive words or behaviour and two counts of possessing a controlled drug of Class B.
One relates to cannabis and the other to Suboxone.
The court was told how the alcohol was stolen from a store on Friday, July 13 and later on the defendant, who had been with a group of people, was searched. She had a quantity of cannabis resin found in her bra along with three tablets.
On another occasion Thomson was with an acquaintance when she began shouting abuse at a fellow bus passenger.
Magistrates heard she accused the woman of sleeping with her partner before claiming she (Thomson) was pregnant with his child.
Thomson, who plans to move to Grammar School Road, Warrington, pleaded guilty to all four charges at an earlier hearing and the case was adjourned for reports.
Noelle Magennis, defending, said that her client was motivated to address her issues because of her six-year-old son.
Referring to the incident on the bus she added, “She was heavily intoxicated and deeply regrets her behaviour and pleaded guilty at court and made full and frank admissions at the police station. She had the cannabis to help her relax and the drugs to help her sleep.
“It appears alcohol is behind her offending at the minute.”
A report by probation said it appeared Thomson had a dependency on alcohol and that when she was in Eastbourne she was friends with negative peers.
She was given a nine-month community order with a six-month alcohol treatment requirement. She must pay £85 costs and they also ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs.