Portsmouth drug dealer says cannabis was for her bad back

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A WOMAN who has admitted dealing cannabis said she had the drug at her home because she was using it as medication for a bad back.

Nicola Dromnes was found with just under 30g of the class B drug at her flat in Wimpole Street, Landport, Portsmouth.

Police also found 9g of amphetamines when they searched the property last September.

The 43-year-old has pleaded guilty to possession of a class B drug with intent to supply and a second charge of possession of a class B drug.

But a judge at Portsmouth Crown Court heard that Dromnes claimed she used cannabis to ease her back injury after an accident.

Roderick James, defending, said she had agreed to get the drug for a friend as well but she did not make any money out of it.

Prosecutor Daniel Sawyer said prosecutors did not accept Dromnes’ version of events.

A hearing will now take place to determine the matter.

Dromnes was released on bail to appear back at court on a date to be fixed.