25th January 2018
Anne-Marie McLoughlin faces three years in jail after being found guilty of intent-to-supply.
The grandmother who had thousands of pounds worth of cocaine in a Tupperwear tub, claimed she believed it was chalk.
Police recovered over 28 grams of the Class A drug when officers arrived at her home on Clough Avenue to arrest her.
The 52 year old claimed she found the drugs on top of her gas meter, outside, the night before.
Police forensics later found the plastic tub contained seventy-six percent pure cocaine, worth about £1,500.00. But, Cheryl Mottram, prosecuting, told Liverpool Crown Court that the drugs recovered would have been cut and mixed, sky rocketing the street value to around £6,400.00.
The prosecution went on to add that they believed McLoughlin was acting as a “middle-man” and was waiting to hand the cocaine on to a third party to distribute.
A jury at Liverpool Crown Court took less than 30 minutes to find her guilty of possessing the Class A drug with intent to supply.
McLoughlin could face up to three years in jail. She has been remanded on bail until March 1st when sentencing is due.