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Carlisle woman involved in supply of prescription-only drugs at risk of jail term

Carlisle Crown Court

A CARLISLE woman has heard she is at risk of being jailed for her involvement in the supply of two prescription-only drugs.

Katie Elizabeth Davidson, 35, faced two charges when she appeared at the city’s crown court today (FRI).

Davidson admitted being concerned in supplying two controlled class C drugs – anti-anxiety drug diazepam and sleeping pill zopiclone – to another between October 7 of 2018 and January 19 the following year.

The judge, Recorder Jeremy Lasker, agreed that the case should be adjourned for the preparation of a detailed background report by the probation service.

Davidson’s barrister, Brendan Burke, had suggested such a document would assist the court and provide more information about a “catalogue of serious physical health problems” from which Davidson suffered, and other personal issues.

Mr Burke said Davidson appreciated she was in a precarious position as a result of her offending, and had brought “baggage” with her to court in case of custody. “There aren’t any false hopes,” he said, adding of the report: “Even if it has a bearing on the length (of sentence), it is a task worth carrying out.”

Recorder Jeremy Lasker adjourned the case until October 9, and granted bail to Davidson, of Caldbeck Road, Carlisle.

“I don’t need to tell you they are serious offences and they obviously cross the custody threshold,” said Recorder Lasker, who added that he wouldn’t be the sentencing judge.

“I do warn you the fact I am giving you bail isn’t any indication of what the judge is going to do on the next occasion.”

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