Woman fined over drug possession

A woman who was found in possession of a controlled substance was fined £100, and had sentence deferred for three months for making homophobic and racist comments.

The court was told that Elizabeth Louise Draime (25), address given as 29C Castle Street, Port Bannatyne, had been apprehended by officers at Rothesay pier on April 11, 2012 and was conveyed to Rothesay Police office where a search was conducted. A wrap which contained 0.3g of white powder, later revealed to be diamorphine, was discovered. Upon questioning, Draime claimed she’d been given it to pass on to someone else. For this offence, Sheriff Ruth Anderson imposed a fine of £100.

The second charge took place on April 15 at around 4.30pm in Castle Street, Port Bannatyne, when the accused took offence to someone smiling at her in the street. Comments were passed back and forth, with Draime using homophobic and racist language.

Sheriff Ruth Anderson commented: “It’s unbelievable that grown-up people talk to one another like that – a lot of stupid comments being made by daft people.”

For this offence, Sheriff Anderson deferred sentence for a period of three months good behaviour.