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Nelson boyfriend left behind drug debts with pregnant girlfriend
2:52pm Wednesday 4th July 2012 in Hyndburn
A PREGNANT woman shoplifted to pay off her ex-boyfriend’s drug debts after she was visited by the dealer.
Blackburn magistrates heard how 23-year-old Leah George had fallen out with her boyfriend when she discovered he had drugs in the house which they shared with their three children.
She flushed his drugs down the toilet and that brought the relationship to an end, despite the fact that she was pregnant.
But his dealers wanted their money back and blamed her for disposing of the drugs.
George, of Carleton Street, Nelson, pleaded guilty to shoplifting spirits and clothing worth £114 from Asda in Accrington.
She was remanded on bail for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.
Trevor Grice, defending, said that after the row which ended with the drugs being flushed down the toilet, the boyfriend fled to Rochdale leaving George to face the music.
“The drug dealers came to her house and told her she was responsible for their loss.
“She was desperate for money even after arranging a loan from the Credit Union which went straight to the dealers.”