[A] Barrow woman has been sentenced today after being found guilty of offences in relation to the supply of Class A drugs.
Sarah Sayle, 43, of Friars Lane, was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment at Barrow Crown Court for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (heroin and crack cocaine).
Sayle had pleaded not guilty to the offences but the jury unanimously found her guilty after a 4 day trial.
Officers executed a search warrant at Sayle’s home address on August 5th last year, where the defendant was found with a tied plastic bag containing Class A drugs hidden in her clothing.
The package contained a half oz of heroin and 47 individual deals of crack cocaine. The police claimed this was not consistent with personal use.
Police also seized further Class A drugs in an armchair
and a coffee table, as well as items consistent with drug supply such as digital scales and a quantity of cash.
She was arrested and taken to Barrow Police Station.
Ryan Norton, 20, of Gaskell Street, St Helens, was also found in the property on August 5th, in possession of controlled drugs. He was charged and pleaded guilty to the offence, for which he was sent to prison.
A Cumbria Police spokesperson said: “I welcome today’s sentence and am pleased that Sayle has been taken off the streets of Barrow.
“Drug dealing not only ruins the lives of those that take them, but has significant effects on the community as a whole.
“We will continue to work hard to ensure that suppliers such as Sayle are prevented from committing these crimes.”