Woman deliberately planted cocaine on her brother then called police because she ‘simply wanted to get him in trouble’ after a row at their uncle’s funeral
- The woman told police her brother had ‘large quantities’ of cocaine in his car
- Colchester Magistrates Court heard the sister dealt the goods to her brother
- The vindictive sister said she deliberately wanted to get her brother in trouble
A woman deliberately got her brother arrested by giving him cocaine after a row at their uncle’s funeral.
The vindictive sister called police and told them that her sibling had ‘large quantities’ of cocaine in his car, a court heard.
A man caught drug-driving was dealt the goods by his sister in an attempt to get him in trouble.
David Pridmore was stopped by police officers in Clacton, Essex, after they were told he was transporting ‘large quantities’ of Class A drugs by his sister.
The vindictive sister called police and told them that her sibling had ‘large quantities’ of cocaine in his car, Colchester Magistrates Court heard.
It was revealed that Pridmore, 42, had 0.2 grams of cocaine in his possession and 68 micrograms per litre of cocaine in his blood. The legal limit is ten micrograms.
He was also driving without a licence or insurance.
The incident occurred in October 2020.
Colchester Magistrates’ Court heard Pridmore’s sister had conspired against him after tensions between them boiled over at their uncle’s funeral.
Lucy Osborn, mitigating, said: ‘She simply wanted to get him in trouble. She advised the police there were large quantities of class A drugs in his vehicle.
‘They found that wasn’t the case but he did have a small amount of cocaine in his pocket. It was given to him by his sister but he has to take responsibility.’
The court heard that Pridmore had also been stopped in his car on February 2, 2021.
He was stopped at a petrol station on his way home from his sisters, after the police were told he had been ‘allegedly snorting cocaine while driving’.
He had been at his sister’s to help her move house, not knowing what she had done.
David Pridmore was stopped by police officers in Clacton, Essex, after they were told he was transporting ‘large quantities’ of Class A drugs by his sister (file image)
He was found to be more than 30 times over the legal cocaine limit, having 328 micrograms per litre of the drug in his blood, as well as an excess amount of cannabis.
The prosecutor, Samah Abdulla, said: ‘He tells me he is an individual who relies on alcohol and drugs when things get tough in life.’
Pridmore, who is from Seaton Junction, Devon, admitted to three counts of drug driving, possession of cocaine and driving without a licence and insurance.
On December 23 he was handed a 14-week suspended sentence, banned from driving for five years and ordered to undertake 200-hours of unpaid work.
District Judge Christopher Williams said: ‘When you have a limited ability to concentrate it is going to increase the risk of accidents happening.
‘Given you have taken some strides to limit alcohol and drug reliance, I will conclude there is a reasonable prospect of rehabilitation.’
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