Kick drugs - judge tells mum

PUBLISHED: 06:54 06 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:34 24 May 2010

A MUM who was caught with a stash of heroin stuffed in the mouth of a cuddly toy has walked out of court with an 18-month conditional discharge. Drugs paraphernalia littered the Weston home Lisa Jefferis shares with her three-year-old son when police seiz

A MUM who was caught with a stash of heroin stuffed in the mouth of a cuddly toy has walked out of court with an 18-month conditional discharge.Drugs paraphernalia littered the Weston home Lisa Jefferis shares with her three-year-old son when police seized more than £1,000 worth of heroin.The toddler could be taken into care if his mum doesn't kick her heroin addiction.The 24-year-old defendant, of Dunster Crescent, Oldmixon, admitted one charge of possessing a class A drug.Brian Pixton, prosecuting at Bristol Crown Court, told how a golf ball sized amount of powder was found by officers when they swooped on Jefferis' home at 8.30am on December 13.He said the heroin was found in a plastic bag in the main bedroom and had a street value of around £1,200.A small amount of the drug was also found stuffed into the mouth of a cuddly toy in another bedroom and scraps of burnt foil and sets of weighing scales were found elsewhere in the property.Mr Pixton said the woman later claimed the larger amount of heroin had been left there by a friend and she had helped herself.Ian Halliday, defending, said his client had voluntarily attended meetings with drugs advisory services before her arrest. He said she had now stepped up her efforts and was no longer addicted to the drug.The court heard that she risked social services taking her child away if she didn't reform.Giving Jefferis with a conditional discharge on Monday Judge Thomas Crowther told her if she failed to beat her drugs habit she would fail her son too.

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