An NHS worker has been jailed for three years after she was found with 9g of cocaine at Creamfields and incriminating Whatsapp messages revealed her cover story to be a lie.
Courtney Healy, 21, was found smuggling Class A drugs at the Creamfields festival in August 2021.
She was found with around 14 wraps of cocaine in her bag, but first told police she was taking drugs for a friend.
The value of the cocaine found on her and in her tent weighed around 8.9 grams and was worth between £420 and £1,100.
Unaware that police would be checking her phone, Healy’s story unraveled after officers uncovered incriminating WhatsApp messages – including one where she joked that her mother would send her to jail.
Referring to cannabis, one of the messages read out at Chester Crown Court read: ‘I smoke it every day. I feel like I could rip someone’s head off otherwise.
“My mom would send me to jail if she found out I did it.”
And another post confirmed she was set to earn around £200 for bringing the drugs to Creamfields.
Prosecutor Richard Edwards said Healy sent several messages asking his friends how they were taking their medication.
One person replied, “Oh my god I’m dreading this, y’all are smackheads.”
Healy traveled 200 miles from her home in Maesteg, Wales, to the popular festival, which has a reputation for drug abuse among revelers.
She was criticized by Judge Steven Everett, who called her actions “evil”.
He said, as the woman appeared to hang her head in shame in the dock: “Yes, she can lower her head. She’s not a naive young woman, is she?
“When she gave a prepared statement, she obviously had no idea that the police would read all these messages.
“(The posts show) that she is completely wrapped up in the drug culture and is very jaded by it.
“You can’t be both – a healthcare support worker and someone who’s involved in the supply of terrible class A drugs. And you chose the latter.
“What I saw shows that you were not a person of good character for some time before this.”
Although the Wales native has no previous convictions, defending Bernice Campbell said the mitigation was proving “difficult” for him.
He said, “She’s a young woman who’s ruined her life.”
Since the sentencing, the woman’s Facebook page has been littered with comments about it.
One user joked, “Leaved a pm about my 9Gs, expecting a longer wait time than usual.”
And another user posted on one of his photos, “They’ll love you inside.”
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