Mandurah court: woman convicted of dealing drugs claims not to be a drug dealer

A WOMAN denied she was a drug dealer, as she pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or supply at Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday.

Natalie Jane Corry’s home was subject to a search warrant on Friday, April 16 at 5pm.

Police found multiple glass pipes used to smoking methamphetamine and cannabis.

In her handbag they found five clipseal bags containing more than .2g of methamphetamine, more than 4g of marijuana and a tin of marijuana.

They also found $325 dollars – the profits of a drug deal and a note with names and debts owed.

Following her arrest Corry (36) admitted ownership of the drugs to police.

“If my friends are in need I’ll sell to them,” she said.

“But I’m not a drug dealer.”

The duty lawyer representing the accused told the court that drugs had been an issue for Corry for many years.

Her use escalated when she lost her job.

“She doesn’t see herself as a dealer,” the lawyer said.

“She sees it as sharing the cost with people she knew instead of dealing drugs.”

Corry was placed on a 12 month community based order, with supervision and program requirements.

She will be subject to urinalysis and counselling.

Corry will also have to complete 50 hours of community work and pay $88.50 in costs.