Receptionist back on track after drugs find in car

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A receptionist who ‘turned her life around’ following a drugs arrest has been told to expect a community sentence.

Hannah Brookfield, 21, of Stratford Close, Aston Clinton pleaded guilty to possessing class B drug MCAT with intent to supply.

Aylesbury magistrates heard how Brookfield got in with the wrong crowd following the sudden death of her father.

She was prescribed anti-depressants but found they were having unwanted side effects, so turned to using illegal drugs to cope with her depression.

The court heard how on December 29, last year, Brookfield and friends were stopped by police in a car they were travelling in.

Police found three bags of MCAT, which is also known as Meow Meow, cash to the value of £250, and a mobile phone with a message about delivering some of the drugs.

The court heard that as a result of the arrest Brookfield had lost her job, but has since been reinstated after making changes to her lifestyle, and taking appropriate medication for her depression.

Magistrates were presented with a letter from Brookfield, and a letter of reference from her employer.

Brookfield has also attended drug awareness sessions, and was supported in court by her mother and grandfather. She was told to expect an unpaid work sentence. A pre-sentence report was ordered.