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Carlisle coke dealer produced drug from underwear when stopped by police

Kerry Porter

[A] CARLISLE cocaine peddler who produced the drug from her underwear when stopped by police has been jailed for 32 months.

The city’s crown court heard Kerry Porter’s offending came to light when her Ford Focus was stopped on May 5 last year. While being quizzed by police, the 36-year-old “reached into her underwear and pulled out a clear plastic bag” containing wraps of the class A drug.

Cocaine with a total value of £1,060 was recovered both from her person and also her Osborne Avenue home in Carlisle. Police who searched her address also encountered a “classic dealing den” with digital scales, plastic packaging and a mobile phone which contained “incoming drug-related texts”.

Porter was sentenced today (FRI) having admitted possessing cocaine with intent to supply – an offence said to have been committed over two to three months “for financial gain”.

Recorder Michael Murray, who imposed the jail term, said: “Anyone who gets involved in supplying in this murky world, of class A drugs in particular, should know that almost without exception there is always a custodial sentence.”

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