NHS Shetland - Survey - March 2021

Young drug smuggler faces jail

A YOUNG Shetland woman faces a prison sentence after pleading guilty to smuggling heroin worth more than £4,000 into the islands, when she appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Twenty year old Mhairi-Claire Rose Stewart, of 57 King Harald Street, Lerwick, admitted concealing the Class A drugs inside her body when she was arrested at the town’s Holmsgarth ferry terminal on 22 September last year.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said the drugs weighed just over 30 grammes and had a street value of £4,200.

Releasing her on bail, sheriff Graeme Napier deferred sentence for four weeks saying that as this was Stewart’s first offence and she was likely to go to jail, he had by law to order a social enquiry report.