A “PERFECT” schoolgirl found with £780 worth of crack stuffed inside a kinder egg has been spared jail.
Lucy Sirrs, 21, was told by the judge that he wanted to “test her resolve” to improve herself, after her mother tearfully recounted to the court Lucy’s “fall from grace.”
Lucy’s mother told Hull Crown Court how her daughter had been a “promising schoolgirl” before she fell into the wrong crowd after dating “prolific burglar” Ricahard Walker.
The health and beauty student began dealing Class A drugs to fuel her heroin habit.
‘SHE DISTANCED HERSELF’
Lucy’s mum told the court: “Before she moved out she was perfect, she was doing really well for herself at college.
“Her teachers said she was excelling on her hair and beauty course,” her mum added – describing her as a “promising schoolgirl.”
But once Lucy left her family home and began spending more time with Walker and his criminal friends, things took a turn for the worst, Hull Live reports.
Lucy’s tearful mum revealed how just last year, she had received a horrific phone call from her then 20-year-old-daughter saying that “she had taken heroin and she was going to die.”
Her mum told the court: “She stopped coming round, she distanced herself away from us.”
Lucy had no previous convictions before the drugs charges, but had appeared at court once before with Walker.
Hull Live reports how Walker – who admitted to three burglaries and two attempted burglary offences – snogged Lucy in the dock before telling her: “Keep in touch yeah? Oh, I don’t have your number.”
‘STAY OUT OF TROUBLE’
Lucy was found by police with an Kinder Egg capsule which was stuffed with £790 worth of crack cocaine on July 3 last year.
Prosecutor Stephen Welch told the court: “The amount was just under eight grams of crack cocaine and a phone was also seized which related to the offences which was used by two people.
“One of them was later found to be the defendant.”
But her drug dealing charges came to light after a forensic phone expert found a name linked to the phone who “signed off text messages with ‘Luce’ or Lucy.”
She pleaded guilty to possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply crack cocaine on July 3 last year.
Sirrs, of Terry Street, Hull, also admitted three charges of supplying heroin, cocaine and cannabis on dates between 2014 and 2018.
Dale Brook, defending, said that the defendant’s “fall from grace” was clear to see but that Lucy was now hopeful of a job opportunity in the pipeline.
Judge David Tremberg said that he wanted to see “real progress” made by the defendant and that she “stayed out of trouble”.
Judge Tremberg told her: “Drugs wreck lives, do you understand me? Your descent into drug use took you from a promising schoolgirl who was studying hair and beauty, and somebody with no previous convictions.
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“But you started to mix with bad company which sucked you into drug use and drug dealing.
“You recognise the mistakes that you have made and if I was sentencing you today I would be sending you immediately to prison.
“But, I want to test your resolve by choosing to sentence you in February to see if you have made positive steps.”
Lucy admitted to police that she was dealing to fund her drug habit[/caption]
The judge told Lucy he wanted to see ‘real improvement’[/caption]
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