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A STUDENT has been jailed for three years after she was caught selling ecstasy at the Bestival music festival.

Rowena Dyson was arrested after an undercover officer heard her talking about trying to bypass sniffer dogs at the festival gates on the Isle of Wight.

The 23-year-old was found to be carrying 59 sealed bags of ecstasy in September last year.

Prosecutor Audrey Archer said the drugs would have been worth just under £3,000 with a premium added on for smuggling them into the festival.

On Dyson’s Blackberry mobile phone police found text messages showing she had agreed to deal ecstasy, LSD and Ketamine at other festivals between July and September last year. She also had £70,000 deposited into her bank account between January 2009 and September 2010.

William Ashworth, defending, said £50,000 of that her father had put in when he was worried about the banks during the credit crunch.

Mr Ashworth told Portsmouth Crown Court: ‘She comes from a good family who are aghast at what she has been doing.’

Dyson, of Briar Walk, Putney, London, admitted possession of a class A drug with intent to supply, two of being concerned in making an offer to supply class A drugs and one of being concerned in making an offer to supply class C drugs.