Lyndsey Gardner, aged 26, pled guilty to be concerned in the supply of cocaine between the 28th of July and 27th of September 2021.

Police raided her former home and found over £6,000 worth of the Class A drug. A tub full of cocaine was found in the utility room cupboard and a further nine wraps were uncovered during the police search.

The court heard that the cocaine found in the tub was worth £5,120 and the wraps were estimated at £950.

Gardener mobile phone was seized by police and a cyber report was carried out. The analysis of the phone found a number of messages which indicated she was involved in the supply of drugs.

Her solicitor stated to the court that at the time she committed the offence she was in serious financial difficulty and that she was upset with herself for her decision making.

In sentencing her Sheriff Dickson stated that she had committed an ‘extremely serious offence’ and that ‘a custodial sentence is normally imposed’ for this type of offending.

However, the sheriff imposed a community payback order with the maximum of 300 hours of unpaid work. She will also be subject to supervision for a period of 12 months. The sheriff also imposed a restriction of liberty order from 8pm until 6am for a period of nine months.