A glamorous crack cocaine dealer who once hid drugs in a Kinder Egg has been sentenced.
Lucy Sirrs, 23, was told to turn her life around five months ago before she was back in court on Monday.
Sirrs, once hailed the "perfect schoolgirl", had to prove she had changed or face an immediate prison sentence.
She was caught on July 3 2018 with £790 of crack cocaine stuffed inside a Kinder Egg capsule in Wesley Court, Withernsea – and later pleaded guilty to drug dealing, reports Hull Live.
She had gone off the rails, got in with the wrong crowd and turned to dealing to fund her own addiction to heroin.
But in September last year, her sentencing was postponed after she was given the opportunity to prove she could stay on the straight and narrow for at least five months.
Judge David Tremberg sentenced her on Monday to 21 months in prison, suspended for two years, after agreeing that she had passed his test of her resolve.
She must also complete 100 hours unpaid work and 12 rehabilitation days.
Judge Tremberg told Sirrs that she had her "whole life ahead of her".
"You have kept out of trouble and shown evidence of a pro-social lifestyle," he said.
Over the last five months the trust the court has placed in you has been well founded.
"You have found stable accommodation where you are well thought of and there you are helping to support younger people more vulnerable than yourself.
"You are on a path towards more long term accommodation and have found some seasonal work and continue to look for work and have remained free of class A drugs.
"You are still young and have your whole life ahead of you – don't waste it".It was Sirrs' tearful mother who acted as her saviour at her original hearing, after telling the court about her daughter’s battle with her demons.
She said: “She stopped coming round, she distanced herself away from us.
“Before she moved out she was perfect, she was doing really well for herself at college.
"Her teachers said she was excelling on her hair and beauty course.”
The emotional mum said Sirrs had tragically called her in 2018 to say she “had taken heroin and said she was going to die”.
Sirrs had first appeared at the crown court earlier in 2018 when she found herself in the dock with her then boyfriend Richard Walker.
He was jailed for five burglaries while Sirrs waited outside one of the addresses for him.
No evidence was offered in terms of Sirrs' involvement and the case involving her was dropped.
But her new drug dealing charges came to light after a forensic phone expert had found texts “signed off with ‘Luce’ or Lucy”.
She pleaded guilty to possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply crack cocaine on July 3 last year.
Sirrs, of Terry Street, Hull, also admitted three charges of supplying heroin, cocaine and cannabis on dates between 2014 and 2018.
Dale Brook, defending, said that the defendant’s “fall from grace” was clear to see and he said Sirrs was hopeful of a job opportunity in the pipeline.
Judge Tremberg said that he wanted to see “real progress” made by the defendant and that she “stayed out of trouble”.
Judge Tremberg told her: "Drugs wreck lives, do you understand me?
"Your descent into drug use took you from a promising schoolgirl who was studying hair and beauty, and somebody with no previous convictions.
“But you started to mix with bad company which sucked you into drug use and drug dealing.
“You recognise the mistakes that you have made and if I was sentencing you today I would be sending you immediately to prison.
“But, I want to test your resolve by choosing to sentence you in February to see if you have made positive steps.”
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