Drug user is given another chance

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A drug user who has received “about eight community orders” with drug rehab requirements has been given another chance.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday how Tracy Smalley, 24, of Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, was caught with heroin in a Kinder Surprise Egg capsule.

Prosecuting solicitor John Cooper said police searched Smalley’s former address and found two wraps of heroin inside the capsule. Smalley pleaded guilty to possessing the class A drug after the raid in December.

Mr Cooper added Smalley has previous convictions and has had “about eight community orders with drug requirements”.

Stephen Burdon, defending, said Smalley has co-operated in the past and has struggled due to a sanction against her benefits. Magistrates sentenced Smalley to a 12 month community order with drug rehabilitation and training. She was ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge.