Woman sentenced following drugs warrant in Wimborne

13 June 2018
A woman has been sentenced after admitting a drug supply offence following a drugs warrant carried out in Wimborne.

Jacqueline Mary Vincent Purkiss, aged 53, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Monday 11 June 2018 after admitting being concerned in the supply of a class B drug at an earlier hearing at the same court.

The court imposed a 12-month community order, with a rehabilitation activity requirement.

At 8.30am on Thursday 13 October 2016 officers executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at the defendant’s home address in Hardy Crescent.

During a search of the premises two large clear plastic bags were discovered in the lounge that were found to contain 54.93 grams of herbal cannabis. Nearby officers also found a container with a further 19.32 grams of herbal cannabis. The total street value of the drugs involved is estimated to be £740.

Officers also discovered various other items indicating drug dealing was taking place at the address, including a number of small plastic bags, a list of telephone numbers and bank details, three sets of scales and a small plastic grinder containing cannabis.

Analysis of Purkiss’ mobile phone also revealed a number of text messages that appeared to refer to the supply of cannabis.

Police Constable Ian Curtis, of Dorset Police, said: “Dorset Police recognises the impact drug dealing and drug-related activity has on communities and we are committed to taking action against offenders like Purkiss who are involved in the supply of drugs.

“We will always respond to information from the community and urge anyone who has concerns about drug dealing or drug use to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101.”

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