Mum-of-two Emma Meszaros admitted supplying three different types of synthetic cannabinoids when she appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Tuesday
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A heavily pregnant drug dealer was pictured rolling a cigarette outside court after she was granted bail by a judge for supplying synthetic cannabis.
Mum-of-two Emma Meszaros admitted supplying three different types of synthetic cannabinoids when she appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Tuesday.
But she was granted bail ahead of sentencing after the court heard she played a lesser role in the operation than her co-defendants.
Meszaros was snapped outside court with a roll-up cigarette after a judge was told she was expecting her third child and the pregnancy was “very high risk.”
Earlier Marcus Harry, defending, had said: “She is 34-weeks-pregnant and that her midwife had described it as a very high-risk pregnancy.’
“She is going to be induced in the next three weeks or so.”
Andrew Davidson, prosecuting, said because of the “particular circumstances of this case” he was “content it could perhaps be approached outside the guidelines”.
He said: “This was never the main defendant in this enterprise”.
Judge Martin Jackson said Meszaros’s basis of plea looked “sensible” and “one that reflects the reality of things here”.
Extending her bail, he said she had played “very much a lesser role in this matter” and the Crown had already suggested “strict sentencing guidelines need not apply”.
He said: “It is always the case that judges have to remind themselves they are not dealing with tramlines or a straitjacket when it comes to sentencing guidelines.”
He told the court that it could be possible to step outside those guidelines when bearing in mind the circumstances of the offences and the offender.
Unconditional bail was granted to Meszaros of Cheltenham, Glos., until September 10 for pre-sentence reports to be prepared.