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Mum-of-three kept heroin and crack cocaine in a Kinder Surprise Egg

2015-07-09 23:12:43

Charlene WilsonCharlene Wilson

A mum-of-three has avoided jail after police raided her home and found a Kinder Surprise egg full of crack cocaine and heroin.

Birmingham Crown Court heard that officers also discovered 241g of cannabis at Charlene Wilson’s house on James Turner Street in Winson Green – where the infamous Channel 4 documentary Benefits Street was filmed.

Kinder eggKinder Surprise Egg

The 31 year-old pleaded guilty to three counts of possession with intent to supply.

Sentencing her to nine months in prison, suspended for a year, Judge Philip Parker QC told the court that Wilson had an “almost religious” attitude to the use of cannabis.

In police interviews Wilson said that the cannabis was for her and her partner Ian Wright, aged 39, who was previously found not guilty of several drugs offences.

James Turner StreetJames Turner Street in Birmingham

She said that the crack cocaine, worth £40, and the heroin, worth £150, in the Kinder Surprise egg were for a friend, but wouldn’t reveal the identity of her pal.

Judge Parker said: “You have a lifestyle which involves smoking cannabis which is described by the probation officer as a life choice.

“You are also content to look after Class A drugs too.

“You were described as being aloof and disengaged. It is unlikely the probation service will get anywhere convincing you to give up smoking cannabis.”

However, suspending her sentence of nine months, Judge Parker said 12 months supervision might give her the spur needed to stop smoking.

Wilson was warned if she committed further offences during the sentence she would be returned to court where she could face prison.

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