Passer-by spotted woman dealing drugs on beach
A PASSER-by alerted police to a woman selling drugs on Swansea beach.
Police were on patrol nearby when the unknown woman told them she had seen a woman passing out pills.
She pointed out Emily Davies, aged 20, to officers who was with a large group of people on the beach.
Davies, of Taliesyn Road in Townhill, was approached by officers who asked whether she had been dealing drugs.
She replied saying: “I’m not a drug dealer, I’m a good person.”
Davies then told officers she had diazepam in her bag but that it had been prescribed to her.
She then handed over a carrier bag with 41 tablets inside.
She was asked where the box for the drugs was and replied saying she had left it at home. She also said some of the tablets were her sister’s.
In her police interview Davies told officers she had met friends on Oystermouth Road and around 30 minutes before being spoken to by the police she had bought some valium and taken five tablets.
She said: “They were prescription drugs, I didn’t know they were illegal until I was arrested.”
Davies said she had given two tablets each to two friends but have not received any financial reward for it.
Davies said this must have been what the passer-by saw.
“I just gave them a couple for free,” said Davies.
Craig Davies, representing her at Swansea Magistrates’ Court, said although it was an offence of drug dealing, because it was at such a low level, it could be dealt with by magistrates and did not need to be sent to crown court for sentence.
“There was an early guilty plea and she sold these for no money. This is a young girl who was 19 at the time of the offence. She was certainly naive to the situation and the trouble she’s now got herself in” he added.
His client had admitted possessing drugs with intent to supply and two of supplying class C drugs to different people.
Davies was sentenced to a 12 month community order including 12 months supervision.
She was also ordered to complete 40 hours of unpaid work and pay costs of £85 and a £60 victim surcharge.