Lyme Regis: Mum, Casey Pulman, given community order for possessing cannabis (From Bridport and Lyme Regis News)
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Lyme Regis: Mum, Casey Pulman, given community order for possessing cannabis
10:30am Wednesday 25th April 2012 in Local News
A PREGNANT woman has been handed a community order after admitting possessing cannabis with intent to supply.
Casey Pulman, 27, was a week overdue when she appeared at Dorchester Crown Court to be sentenced for the offence.
Prosecutor Jennie Rickman said the charges related to a police search at Pulman’s property in North Avenue, Lyme Regis, on November 1 last year.
She said there were a number of people at the flat and in the kitchen officers found around 292 grams of herbal cannabis.
Miss Rickman said: “The defendant was arrested and interviewed and admitted that the cannabis in the kitchen was hers.”
Jamie Porter, mitigating, said that Pulman – who also had a five-year-old child – had been faced with bailiffs demanding £1,000 and turned to selling drugs to raise some money to avoid being evicted from her flat.
Mr Porter added that Pulman had been a cannabis user from a young age but had never been a dealer before.
Judge Roger Jarvis sentenced her to a year’s community order with a supervision requirement.
He told Pulman: “My view is you are a woman with a great deal going for you – you have a five-year-old child who loves you dearly, you’re about to give birth to another child and plainly you are a very intelligent young woman.
“All of this you are going to put at risk if you continue to engage in the abuse of cannabis.”