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Young Kendal mum given suspended sentence for role in cocaine supply crime

Carlisle Crown Court

A YOUNG Kendal mum who allowed her phone to be used in connection with cocaine supply has been given a suspended jail term.

Hannah Louise Fryer, 21, was caught out when police raided an address in the town on September 27 last year. Officers found cocaine, a debtors’ list and two phones, both of which contained “messages referencing drugs supply, Carlisle Crown Court heard.

Fryer admitted supplying cocaine to another between January 1 and September 28 last year; possessing the class A drug with intent to supply, and simple possession of the illicit substance.

She made her admissions on a basis accepted by the prosecution: that she had allowed her phone to be used by the man “thereby facilitating his drug-dealing”.

After considering personal mitigation, Judge James Adkin suspended a 10-month prison sentence for two years.

Fryer, of Kirkbarrow Lane, Kendal, must also comply with a 30-day rehabilitation activity requirement, and complete a three-month night-time curfew.

Passing sentence, Judge Adkin told her: “I take the view you were taken advantage of by (the man), who used you and kept you compliant by making sure your addiction was satisfied.”

Noting that she was the mother of a young daughter, the judge added: “To send you to prison now would cause significant damage to the three-year-old and your relationship with her.”

But Judge Adkin stressed: “You have been involved in drugs supply.”

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