OAP had drug stash

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A PENSIONER who hoarded a cache of drugs, illegal cash, and “snide” cigarettes at her home has lost an appeal against her convictions.

Noreen Turner, aged 65, was seen acting suspiciously by a police helicopter surveillance team in October 2008. Officers found amphetamine in her freezer, fake cigarettes, and £14,030 cash.

Turner, of Hill Crest, Hoyland, Barnsley, claimed to know nothing about the items but was sentenced to three months in jail, suspended for a year, for possession of amphetamine with intent to supply, possession of criminal property and conspiracy to convert criminal property.

She took her case to the Court of Appeal, claiming she had not received a fair trial.

Dismissing her appeal, Lord Justice Jackson said: “This appellant was in no way prejudiced. The evidence against Turner was very strong. She admitted she knew the cigarettes to be dodgy.”