Cocaine couple from Dalkeith found guilty and jailed

A mum who was shocked to find that cocaine with a street price of more than £100,000 had been stored in her home wept as she was jailed for two years.

Jo-Anna Wallace, 21, had begged not to be separated from her baby daughter when, at an earlier hearing, she admitted being concerned in the supply of the drug.

Unusually, judge Lord Pentland allowed her and partner Lee Middlemass, 25, to remain on bail pending sentence – so that they could spend more time with their three-month-old child. But last week the judge dismissed a plea to allow her to do community service - saying the court would be failing in its duty.

Second-hand car dealer Middlemass, who had also admitted being concerned in the supply of cocaine, was jailed for three years and nine months. He was the one who had turned their spare bedroom into a workshop for adulterating cocaine and packaging it, the High Court in Edinburgh heard.

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