A WOMAN has been jailed for more than a year and a half after police found a quantity of heroin in her bra.

Stephanie Barr, 29, admitted being in possession of the class A drug with intent to supply it to others at a house in McGregor Walk, Tullichewan on June 21.

Barr, who was described in court papers as an inmate at Polmont prison, was also alleged to have been in possession a substance she believed to contain the class C drug, diazepam – though subsequent tests found the substance did not actually contain the drug.

However, her plea of not guilty to attempting to have a controlled drug in her possession was accepted by the Crown.

Fiscal depute Kenneth Grieve, prosecuting, told Dumbarton Sheriff Court: “On June 21, 2018, police in possession of a search warrant went to a house in McGregor Walk and gained entry to the house.

“The accused was in the bathroom area of the house. The drugs were recovered from her bra.

“There were 10 separate deals found.”

Defence lawyer Kenny McGowan said: “At the time she was heavily drug dependent and accepts she would have been supplying them to friends and associates.

"She is a young woman who has not had her troubles to seek and was homeless at the time of this offence.

“She has been in custody since June 27. She tells me she has used her time in custody productively and intends, upon her release, to enter Safe as Houses, to rehabilitate her life.

“She accepts custody is inevitable.”

Sheriff Simon Pender told her: “I take into account everything that has been said, but the fact remains this was a Class A drug, and you have two previous convictions from 2013, one of them also for a Class A drug.

“But for the period you have spent on remand you would be going to jail for two and a half years.

“I will reduce this to 23 months, and reduce it further to 20 months because of your early plea.”