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Mother found with huge cocaine stash
10:50pm Tuesday 14th August 2012 in News
A 26-year-old Worcester woman has admitted possessing a huge amount of cocaine which was being transported to Gloucester from the north of England.
Mum-of-two Donna Gittings, of Stanley Road, Worcester, was bailed at Gloucester Crown Court for a pre-sentence report to be prepared after she admitted possessing 246g of cocaine on April 21, last year.
The prosecution did not proceed against her on a charge of conspiracy to supply cocaine.
Gittings appeared in the dock with three men who have denied conspiracy to supply the cocaine and are awaiting trial.
Judge Jamie Tabor QC said she would not be sentenced until after the trial of the three men at Bristol crown court.
The three men are Paul Taylor, aged 44, of Lavender View, Abbeymead, Gloucester; Jason Ede, 27, of Ryder Road, Leicester; and Raphael Frank, 26, also of Ryder Road, Leicester.
Simon Burns, prosecuting, told the court that Gittings was a passenger in a car carrying the cocaine when she was arrested.
“She was the camouflage” said Judge Tabor.
Mr Burns said: “We have never accepted that she was innocent and didn’t know what was going on, that she was duped.
“This is because she allowed her phone to be used to contact others involved.”
The trial of the three men starts on Monday, September 10.