White powder found in a woman’s handbag turned out to be a class B drug, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Wednesday.
Gillian Blades (45) of Parkmore was fined £100 for unlawful possession on April 1 and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.
The court heard that police were carrying out a search of a house in Parkmore under the drugs act.
There were three males and a female present. The white powder was located in a handbag. Blades admitted the handbag belonged to her but said the powder was not hers and she did not know what it was.
Mr Gabriel Ingram, representing the defendant, said the powder was for her personal use only. She had a criminal record but her last conviction was in 2010.