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Couple spared jail sentence

PUBLISHED: 11:52 19 May 2008 | UPDATED: 20:25 05 July 2010

A middle-aged couple were spared jail on Friday despite being found with a massive amount of amphetamine - more than 1½lbs.

Dale and Tracey Fisher, of Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft, had previously admitted possession of a class B drug.

A middle-aged couple were spared jail on Friday despite being found with a massive amount of amphetamine - more than 1½lbs.

Dale and Tracey Fisher, of Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft, had previously admitted possession of a class B drug.

Dale Fisher, 49, who works at a plant engineering firm in King's Lynn, also admitted production and possession of a class C drug after two cannabis plants were found at his home.

They were cleared at an earlier trial of possession of the amphetamine with intent to supply.

At Ipswich Crown Court on Friday they were given 17-week prison sentences suspended for 18 months.

Tracey Fisher, 45, who is on incapacity benefit, was given a 15-month supervision order and Dale Fisher was ordered to do 180 hours of unpaid work.

The court heard that 776g, or 27oz, of amphetamine with a street value of more than £5,000 was found at their home.

Judge John Devaux told Tracey Fisher: “You have been a persistent user of amphetamine since the age of 19. 776g of amphetamine is quite substantial. This was a joint decision by both of you to buy it.”

Simon Spence, mitigating, said that Dale Fisher did not use amphetamine and that Tracey Fisher had heavily reduced her use since she was arrested.

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