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Lye smack and crack dealer avoids jail
2:48pm Friday 5th October 2012 in News
A LYE drug dealer caught with 13 wraps of heroin and seven of crack cocaine has been spared jail.
Judge Michael Dudley told Haseena Aziz, aged 26, it was clear she had been used by others involved in the drug world and, for that reason, he was prepared to take an "exceptional course" and allow her to keep her freedom.
He said it was clear Aziz was a serious user of class A drugs and added: "I am entirely satisfied you are one of society's victims as opposed to the addict who preys of society."
He told Aziz, of Valley Road, Lye, he was satisfied she had been in a car with others when she was caught by police with the aim of convincing the officers the drugs were for her personal use and not for supply.
It was the kind of case, he added at Wolverhampton Crown Court, where people usually lost their liberty as he ruled the sentence would hopefully help get her off drugs completely in the future.
Aziz had denied possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply but she was found guilty by a jury after they retired to consider the evidence at the end of her trial.
She was given a 12 month jail term suspended for two years, placed on supervision for two years and told to attend the Drug Rehabilitation Programme.
Jennifer Josephs, for Aziz, stressed her client had been in the vehicle with others who were drug dealers and her role in the offending had been "limited."