Cameras captured woman’s drugs deal

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A woman who dealt drugs on the street in Fleetwood was caught with the aid of CCTV.

Police were informed when Ayshea Blundell was spotted on camera receiving cash from an unknown man and then handing him a small white package.

She had sold him a wrap of amphetamine containing 2.19g of the drug.

Blundell, 39, of Wingrove Road, Fleetwood, was given a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, at Preston Crown court yesterday.

She admitted one offence of supplying the class B drug and another of drug possession.

Peter Barr, prosecuting, said a CCTV, operator saw Blundell receiving cash in Ash Street,Fleetwood, on December 21 last year.

He said: “It was plainly the view of the operator that a drugs deal was taking place.”

Police went to the area. Blundell and a man were challenged. The man handed over a small wrap of white paste containing 2.19g of amphetamine. She had two five pound notes in a hand and also a wrap of paste, weighing 1.39g of the drug.

When her home was searched, plastic bags with traces of powder were found. Scales were also found.

Blundell told police she had needed money.

She had previous drug offences on her record and in 2012 was given a suspended sentence for five offences of supplying amphetamine.

Waheed Omran-Baber, defending, said his client accepted supplying had been done for financial gain.

There had been just one single deal, he added.

“Since she was given the suspended sentence order in 2012 there have been some significant changes in her lifestyle. She has had negative tests for drugs and her pattern of behaviour has changed significantly,” the barrister told the 

“Sending her to custody would not have the desired long term effect”.

In addition to the suspended sentence Blundell, was given two years’ supervision and 12 months’ drug rehabilitation treatment.