9:43am Tuesday 21st January 2014
A NAILSWORTH woman and a man from Wotton-under-Edge have denied possessing an amphetamine drug with intent to supply and are to stand trial in June.
Amie Jones, aged 20, of Middle Tynings, Nailsworth, and Shannon Wilkins, aged 24, of Bearland, Wotton, are said to have had a cathinone derivative with intent to supply on January 11, 2013.
When their case was called on at Gloucester Crown Court on Friday, January 17 2014, only Wilkins was present and Jones' lawyer, Joe Maloney, said he did not know where she was.
Judge William Hart issued a warrant for her arrest and when the case against Wilkins was adjourned the judge advised him to contact her and tell her what had happened.
Later a tearful Jones turned up at court and the warrant for her arrest was withdrawn.
Mr Maloney has notified the court that before the trial gets under way he will be making submissions that the substance involved in the case is not illegal and therefore there is no case.
Judge Hart adjourned the case for trial on Monday, June 23.
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