Shameless mother avoids jail after buying 6 grams of cocaine for daughter’s 18th birthday party

Nicola Austen bought the drugs so they could ‘have a good time’


by Closer Staff |
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A shameless mother shockingly bought 12 packets of cocaine to help her daughter enjoy turning 18.

Nicola Austen acquired nearly six grams of the Class A drug so and claimed she wanted to use it during her daughter’s birthday party so they could “have a good time”.

Austen, 37, had a booked a limo ride around London as part of the celebrations and planned to take the drugs on the trip. But the packets of the Class A substance were found during a police raid the day before.

At Maidstone Crown Court, prosecutor Craig Evans said: “They were going to London in a limousine and she wanted to make sure they had a good time.”

Austen – who has six previous convictions – admitted possessing cocaine with intent to supply but walked free from court after they decided putting her behind bars would have an adverse affect on their family, including a young boy.

Danny Moore, defending, said: “It is to her great shame she finds herself in court. She appeared to have left this sort of thing behind.”

Austen, of Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, was told to complete 250 hours unpaid work – along with a nine month sentence suspended for a year.

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