Woman hid crack cocaine in bra

CRACK cocaine, with an estimated street value of up to £330, was discovered in a woman's bra.

Monday, 7th March 2011, 9:00 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 9:28 pm

Dawn Harmer, 35, of West Parade, Bexhill, was in a Ford Focus which was stopped by police in Hastings on January 8.

Officers smelt cannabis and the vehicle was searched.

Cannabis resin was discovered in a small black purse in Harmer’s bag.

She was taken to the police station and strip searched, where officers discovered crack cocaine, with an estimated street value of £160-£330 was found in her bra.

Harmer told police the drugs were for her own use and she used the crack cocaine as a substitute for heroin.

Harmer pleaded guilty to one charge of possessing a Class A drug and one charge of possessing a Class B drug at Hastings Magistrates Court last Friday.

On January 20. she was given a conditional discharge after being found in possession of heroin and amphetamines.

Kim Goodall, defending, said: “She says she was seeking help for her drug addiction.

“My client accepts there is an issue that needs to be addressed.”

The case was adjourned until March 4 for sentencing.

Harmer was released on bail on condition she attend an arranged appointment with the probation service.