A woman has been fined after police officers found a bag of cannabis hidden inside her vagina – which she claimed was a tampon
Koura Freely, 39, was being strip-searched by officers after she was arrested following a street brawl on February 15.
The court heard that she was caught when an officer spotted a black bag “protruding from the defendant’s vagina”.
Upon further examination it was revealed the bag contained 1g of cannabis resin worth around £5.
Freely, of Malvern, Worcestershire, was caught with the drugs after being arrested on suspicion of assault last month.
No charges were brought against her for the alleged assault as police discovered she was the victim of the assault.
Ralph Robyns-Landricombe, prosecuting, told Worcestershire Crown Court on Thursday, March 18: “While in custody for that indictable-only offence on February 15 at approximately 12.15am a strip search of the defendant was authorised by the custody sergeant.
“While searching the defendant’s bottom half it could be seen that something similar to a black bag was protruding from the defendant’s vagina.
“She initially lied to officers, claiming it was a tampon.
Paul Stanley, defending, said: “She had been arrested on suspicion of assault.
“That’s why she found herself at the police station. The allegation went nowhere.
“She was quite quickly deemed to be the victim in that case.
“She was subsequently released without charge.
“She panicked and concealed the cannabis which she had paid £5 for her personal use only.
“The only reason she was found with the small amount of cannabis was because she was arrested for an offence she did not commit.”
Freely admitted possession of a Class B drug.
She was fined £50 and ordered to pay £50 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.