A BURNESIDE woman accused of involvement in class A drugs supply crimes is to stand trial later this year.
Danielle Birtles, 35, of Hall Park, faced four charges when she appeared at Carlisle Crown Court this afternoon (MON).
Birtles pleaded not guilty to two charges which allege that she was concerned in the supply of both heroin and crack cocaine between June 22 and 27 in 2018.
Birtles also faces two additional charges jointly with a 30-year-old Kendal man, Robert Bingham, of Garth Bank.
These allege the possession of bladed articles – a kitchen knife and a knife in a sheath – “without good reason or lawful authority” at Morrisons, Queen Katherines Avenue, in Kendal, on June 26, 2018.
Appearing together in the dock, Birtles and Bingham each denied those two charges when they were read out by the court clerk.
They are now due to go on trial in front of a jury. This is due to start in the week of June 22 this year and – it is estimated – will last two to three days.
In the meantime, both were granted unconditional bail by Judge Nicholas Barker, who reminded them to submit a statement in due course which outlines, in clear and precise terms, their defence to the respective charges they face.