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Prison over city crack packaging
Crack cocaine and ruler
Crack cocaine and heroin was being packaged in the flat
A woman caught packaging crack cocaine and heroin in an Aberdeen flat has been jailed.

Jamaican mother-of-four Judith Robinson, 39, admitted being involved in the supply of drugs between May and October this year.

Robinson had travelled from Luton to Aberdeen three times since May.

At the High Court in Glasgow, Judge Lady Smith said she would recommend Robinson for deportation after her four years and eight months sentence.

You had clear knowledge of how many lives you were likely to affect in terms of misery and damage as a result of your activities
Judge Lady Smith

The court was told that Robinson was deported back to Jamaica in 2000 after serving a sentence of three years for drug dealing in England.

Kathleen Harper, prosecuting, said that Robinson tried to get back into the UK two years later using a false name.

She was detected and returned to Jamaica, but slipped back into the UK again.

Robinson admitted being involved in the supply of crack and heroin from a flat at Aberdeen's Powis Court.

Ms Harper said police officers with a warrant forced their way into the flat and found six people inside, including Robinson, who was in the bathroom.

Detectives found a number of packages of heroin and crack floating in the toilet bowl.

A search also revealed 6,000 of crack and 1,800 of heroin all in packages, cash, tick lists, scales and mobile phones. Robinson had 570 in her possession.

Financial difficulties

She told police she had sold 10oz of crack worth 28,000 and 10oz of heroin worth nearly 20,000 over that period.

Isobel Walker, defending, said Robinson came to the UK to do a hairdressing course, but got into financial difficulties and succumbed to the temptation of a 500 payment for packaging drugs.

Sentencing her, Lady Smith said: "You had clear knowledge of how many lives you were likely to affect in terms of misery and damage as a result of your activities.

"It is odd indeed you gave no explanation as to how you came back to this country without permission to do so."

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