[A] YOUNG Carlisle mum has been jailed for a year after she became a drugs courier during a massive illegal supply plot.
Police found vast sums of high purity cocaine and herbal cannabis – potentially worth £240,000 – when they stopped a vehicle driven by 24-year-old Tyler Clark in May last year.
Clark was found to be a small but “essential” cog in criminal conspiracy masterminded over several months by a serving prisoner. This was smashed by police who seized £1 million worth of drugs.
It involved 17 other men and women, all of whom were sentenced in July when prison terms totalling around 100 years were handed down.
Clark, whose appearance was excused on that occasion as she had just given birth, received her punishment at Carlisle Crown Court today (MON).
It emerged that she had acted as a courier for a criminal higher up the chain who was banned from driving at the time.
Clark’s lawyer asked for any prison sentence to be suspended as she had moved “heaven and earth” to change her ways since committing the crime.
However, Judge Barbara Forrester imposed an immediate 12-month jail term, concluding: “This was a very serious supply of drugs into this area.”
Clark, of Edgehill Road, sobbed as she was led into custody. She had previously admitted charges of conspiring to supply both cocaine and cannabis.