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Class A Posession- help me guys??

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Tiddlypoo8 Mon 24-Oct-16 10:23:08

Hi there

I've just been arrested a few days for Posession of 0.2 of a gram of cocaine. Was open and honest with the police.

I'm not addicted to it and have used it for only 2 months sparingly as a rubbish coping mechanism since my husband left us, losing the house, my PTSD & OCD flaring up at this terrible time- I used it in tiny amounts to give me a confidence boost. My friend (some bloody friend) introduced me to it to help me cope when my life was turned upside down.
I wish I hadn't. I was upfront, honest with the police, not to mention disappointed ashamed and angry with myself & very remorseful.

I was arrested at the road side in my car, provided a positive saliva swab test and had blood tests done at the station. I'm due to report back to the station on 8th December.

What is the likely outcome for me?

It is obviously my first offence - will I just be cautioned?

Just want to be mentally prepared for my fate. Worried sick

ImperialBlether Mon 24-Oct-16 10:24:14

Why did they test you? Were you driving erratically?

Tiddlypoo8 Mon 24-Oct-16 10:27:19

No I was not driving erratically. They were tipped off by somebody saying I was taking drugs- goodness knows who, but I only ever took such tiny amounts at one time.

ImperialBlether Mon 24-Oct-16 10:33:16

Oh I wouldn't be able to rest until I knew who that was.

I would have thought you'd get a caution. You didn't have enough on you to supply. If they took everyone to court who was caught with a small amount of drugs, they wouldn't have time to do anything else.

Will it affect your job?

Mishaps Mon 24-Oct-16 10:39:20

Regard this as an opportunity - something that will pull you up short and make you STOP right now. Get yourself off to the local drugs service; tell them your tale and that you want to end this right now.

It is a first offence (?) and you were not dealing, so you are likely to get a lenient sentence.

I think whoever shopped you has done you a favour. But ditch the "friend" who introduced you to this pernicious stuff.

See your GP and talk about the OCD and PTSD and insist on a referral for treatment.

This is your chance to get a grip and move on. Grab it with both hands.

Tiddlypoo8 Mon 24-Oct-16 11:10:20

Getting weekly treatment for PTSD and OCD & I've had a mandatory assessment with a drugs worker , who is confident that this was an isolated incident & poor choice made by myself.
Police usually insist on 3 meetings with drug worker, but she signed me off after one half an hour session. That's positive, surely?!

It's been a wake up call & in a way a positive one.

notarehearsal Mon 24-Oct-16 11:20:25

I'm wondering though whether you've broken the law while driving while under the influence of illegal drugs? It seems that if you have certain drugs above a specified level in your blood when driving you could face a driving ban, large fine and a prison sentence.
But I guess if you were not blood tested it appears as if the police didn't go down that route though I'm confused why not

ImperialBlether Mon 24-Oct-16 16:35:53

I agree - I don't understand why the police didn't get you for driving under the influence. Did they test you?

Tiddlypoo8 Fri 28-Oct-16 23:36:05

I was blood tested at station

I was done for drug driving and possession

0.2 of a gram combines (in my system & in Posession)

Madamsecretary Tue 15-Nov-16 15:33:54

Being arrested for possession AND driving under the influence is much more serious than just possession. You need to get some good legal advice.

FruitCider Tue 15-Nov-16 15:37:53

If you’re convicted of drug driving you’ll get:
•a minimum 1 year driving ban
•an unlimited fine
•up to 6 months in prison
•a criminal record
Your driving licence will also show you’ve been convicted for drug driving. This will last for 11 years.

But to be honest it is the possession that is likely to be the problem. The maximum sentence is up to 7 years in prison, an unlimited fine, or both. However for your first offence you are unlikely to receive a custodial sentence.

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