Woman caught inside drug den weighing up kilo of crack

A woman caught red handed bagging up crack cocaine inside a flat in Stalybridge has been sentenced.

Courtney Larkin, of Furnace Street, Dukinfield was found sitting on the floor around a makeshift table that had large amounts of the class A drug, both in the form of rocks and powder.

The 25-year-old was in the process of weighing and cutting the drug and placing it into bags for individual street deals, when she was interrupted by officers executing a warrant at the property.

Around 1.2kg of the drug was seized and found to be valued at approximately £123,800.

Officers executed the warrant on Stonecliffe Terrace, Stalybridge at around 12pm on Friday 6 May 2022.

Larkin was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and taken into custody where they were subsequently charged.


She pleaded guilty to the offence at an earlier hearing and was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court on Monday 12 December.

The judge sentenced Larkin to four years and eleven months.

Detective Constable Rick McIvor, of GMP’s Challenger team in Tameside, said: “To bust open the door to find Larkin sat surrounded in crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, and bagging it up to be sold to drug users was an evidential paradise.

“Despite her remaining silent throughout the interview, she ultimately had no choice but to admit to her involvement in the supply of drugs and face the consequences.

“I want to take this opportunity to encourage the local community to keep reporting drug related activity to police that will go towards seeing more results like this.”



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