Rugby women in court on drugs charges

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A RUGBY woman will not have to stand trial accused of conspiring to supply crack cocaine – after a judge said it will make no difference to her sentence.

Carol Mosey, 51, of Foster Road, Rugby, had pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to conspiring to supply heroin.

She denied a further charge of conspiring to supply crack cocaine, and that case had been adjourned for trial.

Prosecutor Emma Cutts said: “She accepts being a driver for Claire Ellis who regularly went to Birmingham to collect drugs to bring back to the Rugby area.”

It was alleged Mosey had a similar involvement with Craig Smith on an occasion when he was bringing about £5,000 worth of crack cocaine back to Rugby.

“The Crown had sought a trial on that. However, the Crown have reflected on it and take the view that if Your Honour indicated it would not make any difference to sentence, the Crown would be content for that matter to lie on the file.”

And Judge Marten Coates responded: “I don’t think it would lead to a consecutive sentence because they are both class A drugs.”

So Miss Cutts said she would no longer ask for a trail on the crack cocaine charge, which the judge ordered to lie on the court file.

The case against Mosey, who is in custody and was not required to attend court following a conference with her solicitor via a television link to the prison, was adjourned for her to be sentenced at a later date.

But a second woman accused of driving her partner to carry out a drug deal with an undercover police officer known as Al is to stand trial.

Nurse Cheryl Powell, 41, of Keswick Drive, Rugby, pleaded not guilty to conspiring to supply crack cocaine.

Miss Cutts said it is alleged that after a phone call to her partner Dave Sewell, Powell drove him to Holbrook Avenue in Rugby, where Al got in the car and bought wraps of crack cocaine from Sewell for £40.

Following a legal argument about the case, Judge Coates adjourned it for Powell to stand trial, and she was granted bail.

Sewell, 40, also of Keswick Drive, but who Powell’s barrister Sharonjit Bahia says is no longer her partner, has pleaded guilty with Nigel Powell, 42, of Manor Road, Rugby, to conspiring to supply crack cocaine.