A lardy mum who was caught with amphetamines in her home has been let off with a slap on the wrist – after a court heard she used the drugs to LOSE WEIGHT.
Joanne Bridgewater, 35, admitted possessing 7.6 grams of amphetamines and a small quantity of cannabis when she appeared at court.
But she was given a conditional discharge by magistrates who heard she took the drugs because she was desperate when dieting failed.
Worcester Magistrates’ Court heard Bridgewater lost four stone in just two months after taking drugs.
On Friday she was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge on top of a conditional discharge.
Prosecutor Adrian Jones told the court: “Police found the drugs at her home.
“When she was interviewed she denied any knowledge of supply to anyone else but did accept it was for her own personal use.”
The court heard jobless Bridgewater, of Worcester, ballooned in weight after being prescribed medication for mental health problems.
Mark Sheward, defending, said: “She was prescribed medication which caused her to put on weight.
“Over the years she tried various dietary supplements and methods to try and lose weight but none were successful until someone suggested to her if you use amphetamines you lose a lot of weight.
“In the last eight weeks she lost four stone.”