A mother-of-two who tried to import cocaine concealed internally in three Kinder eggs has been jailed for four years.
Kaylene Carragher (31) flew into the island from Liverpool on 5 March this year.
Stopped by Customs, she told officers she was visiting for ‘adult entertainment work’. Traces of cocaine were found in a holdall and on her mobile phone and she was arrested. She later admitted to having three ‘Kinder eggs’ of drugs hidden internally.
Carragher later passed the plastic cases, which contained a total of 82.4g of cocaine, which has a street value in Jersey of between £6,500 and £8,100.
Pictured: Kaylene Carragher used Kinder eggs to conceal the drugs.
She told investigators that a man whom she had met in a bar a month before had asked her to bring the drugs to Jersey. He had lent her money for the flight, taken the cocaine to her house and told her to conceal them internally.
Defending Carragher, Advocate James Bell said that she had not only admitted her guilt but had also given police information about the identity of the supplier and another man to whom she would deliver the drugs in Jersey.
She was also willing for the details of this cooperation to be shared in open court.
“The defendant has given valuable information to police on the activities of others,” he said. “And the policy of this Court is to not only encourage people to provide information but to reward it through the level of sentence passed.”
Sending Carragher to prison for four years, a year less than the sentence called for by the Crown, the Bailiff, Timothy Le Cocq, said: “The Court accepts your role was as a courier but they play a vital part in the importation of drugs into the island.
Pictured: The Bailiff, Tim Le Cocq, said the Court would always encourage and reward defendants who share information with the police.
“In mitigation, you were cooperative with officers throughout the investigation and we accept your wish to concentrate on your two children, who are innocent victims of this crime.”
The Bailiff was sitting with Jurats Blampied, Ramsden and Hughes.
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