A WOMAN has been given a chance to sort her life out after a judge warned that she could die if she did not tackle her drug problem.

Samantha Walsh, who admitted a burglary offence, was given a 12 month jail sentence suspended for two years at Preston Crown Court.

A drug rehabilitation requirement was also imposed on her, and the judge also said she would have to live with her father in Bury Road, Haslingden.

Walsh who had been living at Taylor Street, Blackburn, will also be under curfew for two months, requiring her to be at home between 8pm and 7am.

Judge Philip Sycamore told her: "You should avoid temptation in the early stages of the order".

He said Walsh's previous offending related to her history of drug abuse.

"If you continue to abuse drugs in this way not only are you going to spend more time in custody you may find yourself on the way to an untimely death," said Judge Sycamore.

Michael Murray, prosecuting, told the court the burglary took place during the day on October 8 last year and involved an address in Roebuck Close, Blackburn.

The woman living there returned from the park to hear noises coming from upstairs and at first she thought it was a pet.

Mr Murray said: "The defendant walked downstairs holding a can of lager in her hand.

"She was intoxicated and said 'I'm sorry, I must be in the wrong house, I have not taken anything. Check me.'"

Some tobacco she had taken was later returned.

Martin Hackett, defending, said Walsh had not been thinking straight and was anxious for one last chance to put her life in order.