Cumbria Crack

Jury hears “large quantity” of illegal drugs were found at woman’s Carlisle home

Sharnee Dawkins outside Carlisle Crown Court (Photo Staff Reporter)

A JURY has heard a “large quantity of heroin” was found at a woman’s Carlisle home during a police probe into county lines drugs supply.

Sharnee Dawkins, 29, is one of three people on trial at the city’s crown court. Like 32-year-old Daniel Brennan, of Woodside North, Carlisle, and 19-year-old James Bailey, of Skelmersdale, mum-of-two Dawkins denies one charge alleging conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

A jury has heard how 13 other people – nine from Cumbria and four from the Liverpool area – admits being involved in what the prosecution say was a “major” county lines conspiracy which ran from June to November last year.

Today (THURS), the court was told how police searched Dawkins’ Crummock Street home in Carlisle on October 15.

“Located on the kitchen worktop was a Warburton’s bread bag containing a large quantity of heroin, crack cocaine, cannabis and digital scales,” a detective had stated.

Found in a bin bag was a “large amount” of ripped plastic bags that appeared to have been ripped to make drugs wraps.

“Given this discovery, along with the drugs and scales, I formed the opinion that it was highly likely that those drugs had been weighed and bagged within the address,” the officer also stated.

A police expert agreed in evidence this morning that the items recovered were “consistent with drugs supply”.

However, Dawkins, who was arrested by police on that date, denies being part of the conspiracy, as do Brennan and Bailey. The trial continues.

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