Published: 09/08/2012 01:30 - Updated: 08/08/2012 16:27

Dealer stamped heroin into carpet in Inverness drugs bust

Sheriff Court signA DRUG dealer tried to stamp heroin into a carpet to conceal the drug when police raided her home.

Depute Fiscal Ian Smith told Inverness Sheriff Court on Tuesday that Claire Chinskie grabbed a bag of heroin from a coffee table and threw the contents onto the floor and tried to stamp it into the carpet.

But Mr Smith said police were able to recover most of the Class A drug and another packet containing heroin was found.

Chinskie (36) of Mackay Road, Inverness, admitted possession of heroin with intent to supply on June 22.

The fiscal said four people were in the living room when police arrived and Chinskie looked agitated before grabbing the diamorphine (heroin) and throwing it on to the floor.

The fiscal said the carpet was stained with the drug but police managed to get it out of the carpet.

A package containing more heroin was found between cushions on a sofa and in total 10.7 grammes with a street value of £1,267 were recovered.

Sheriff Ian Abercrombie said there was a very positive background report on Chinskie and imposed a two-year drug testing order.

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