SUSPENDED PRISON SENTENCE FOR WOMAN WHO DEALT DRUGS FROM SHANKLIN FLAT

A former Shanklin woman who was caught with around £8,000 worth of cocaine in a safe and amphetamines in her freezer has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Rachel Varley, 45, of Kensington Avenue in Greater Manchester appeared at the Isle of Wight Crown Court last week (Friday 23rd February) charged with 3x possession with intent to supply and 2x possession of a controlled drug.

Prosecuting, Liz Miller, told the court that on 6th September 2021, Police officers from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary carried out a warrant at Varley’s then home address on Alresford Road in Shanklin. At the address, officers seized 84.9g of cocaine valued at around £8,000, 3.1g of crack cocaine and 327g of amphetamine.

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Officers also found more than £1,000 in a safe in her kitchen.

Various other items were found in her home on that occasion including deal bags, lists, scales and keys to 2 vehicles – a Vauxhall Astra and a Honda Civic.

Then, some 6 months later, on 7th March 2022, officers attended the flat again, this time finding 2g of Cocaine and 13g of Amphetamine, the latter stored in her freezer. Cash was also seized on that occasion having been found in a bedside table.

In Police interview, Varley initially denied the offences, saying that the drugs were just for her personal use.

Island Echo previously reported on both the raids of Varley’s former home.

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Varley, now living in the town of Oldham in Manchester, lost her husband to a single punch during an incident in the Northern town back in 2017. A man was jailed for manslaughter, and Varley awarded around £100,000.

Judge Advocate General Robert Hill handed Varley a suspended 2-year prison sentence and ordered she carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.

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Me2U
Me2U
1 month ago

Another suspended sentence, pathetic joke

Mr S Morris Esq
Mr S Morris Esq
1 month ago

Should have been banged up, too lenient.

jim
jim
1 month ago

why did she get £100000 and who paid for that

karen
karen
Reply to  jim
1 month ago

Criminal injuries compensation. Government fund for victims of crime not able to sue the perpetrator. In deaths, it goes to next of kin.

Gaz B.Sc.
Gaz B.Sc.
Reply to  jim
1 month ago

Benefits and free handouts paid by working people who only bring home half what they have earned

karen
karen
Reply to  Gaz B.Sc.
1 month ago

Like, for instance, people injured in crashes where the driver had no insurance. Or people who lose through burglary. Or someone who lost a main breadwinner husband because some knuckle-dragging twunt decked him.

Quayman111
Quayman111
Reply to  karen
1 month ago

no insurance claims are dealt with by the Motor Insurance Bureau. Where a fund is made up of a levy is placed on Insurance Companies. The CICB is administered by the government where awards for Criminal injuries are made as if the matter had gone to Civil court. Let’s hope the Financial Investigation Department dip deeply into her profits from the drug dealing and deprive her for the misery she has caused to families. Also the Legal Aid bill for all the lawyers . The victims of crime probably have less rights than the criminals.

Last edited 1 month ago by Quayman111
Moi
Moi
1 month ago

If that had been a guy he’d have got banged-up, not get a suspended sentence!!
Equality? Bull5hit!!

I Believe
I Believe
1 month ago

What have you got to do to get locked up on the island?

Terryd
Terryd
1 month ago

Fully agree with most comments our courts are a disgrace and just encourage law breaking ,no deterent what so ever .

its me
its me
1 month ago

its just so inconsistent this punishment.
I do not get it.
Sometimes its a harsher punishment for a lesser crime or visa versa
The CPS must be senile or something, cant they get it right.
Too much money wasted in the justice system dragging things out and using solicitors and barristers at great expense.
Drugs are here to stay… find another way to handle the problem instead of making all these justice people rich.
And no I don’t agree with drug use but its not going to go away is it.

 

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