Pregnant woman swallows COCAINE in a bid to dodge police.
Pregnant Ellen Marie Davies, jailed for three years
A pregnant woman swallowed a significant amount of cocaine, despite being six months pregnant.
Ellen Marie Davies, 32, was about to be caught by police, so she decided to swallow the class A drug, and will now give birth behind bars after being sentenced to three years in jail.
Davies already has two convictions for selling the illegal substance and was caught when police raided her house according to the daily post.
When spotted outside her sister’s home, offices approached her when she swallowed something. After revealing she was pregnant she was taken to hospital, and after eight days, two dangerous packages were recovered.
Phillip Tully, defending Davies, of Crane Street, Wrexham, said ‘she was not a commercial dealer but someone who had got involved to fund her own addiction.’
He said: “She was pregnant at the time and in a very desperate situation.” & “she had admitted possessing at the first opportunity.”
Hearing: Davies appeared from prison via video link
Davies, who did not appear at Mold Crown Court in person but from Styal Prison via a live television link was warned by Judge Geraint Walters ‘next time’ she would face 7 years.
Judge Walters said: “You will know better than most that those who engage in the supply of Class A drugs have to accept prison sentences of some length.
“It will not come as a surprise to you, since you have been dealt with on two previous occasions by the court for offences of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.
“You would have heard a judge tell you then that those who dabble in Class A supply must expect significant prison sentences but that did not deter you.
“You carried on.”
Judge Walters said that he accepted that her motivation was not just a commercial one.
“You are an addict. You take the stuff and you need to fund that addiction, an addiction you were still feeding at the time of your pregnancy.”
Davies is due to give birth in February, and will be behind bars when the child is born.