NHS health supporter, 21, jailed after driving 200 miles to take 14 packs of cocaine to Creamfields dance music festival
- Courtney Healy, 21, had 14 wrappers of cocaine in her purse worth up to £1,100
- She traveled over 200 miles from Wales to the four day music festival
- The NHS employee pleaded guilty and received three years in prison
An ashamed NHS employee has been convicted of taking cocaine to one of Britain’s biggest music festivals, which took 693 agents to check.
Courtney Healy, 21, was found with 14 packs of cocaine in her bag during last year’s Creamfields festival on a weekend off from her NHS care worker.
Healy traveled over 200 miles from Wales to the four-day electronic dance music festival, recently labeled †the world’s largest drug festival in Europe†
Courtney Healy, 21, drove 200 miles from Wales to the music festival with the intention of smuggling 14 packs of cocaine. She was found with 8.9 grams of the class A drug worth up to £1,100
Creamfields music festival has recently been labeled the world’s largest drug festival in Europe and needed 693 agents to guard the 2021 event
She was found with 8.9 grams of cocaine in a search tent worth between £420 and £1,100, which she claimed was recording for her friends.
A text revealed that she was smuggling the drugs for a man who was already at the festival and had offered to pay her £200.
The NHS staffer claimed she used the drugs on behalf of her friends, but texts later revealed she was smuggling cocaine for a man already inside and offered her £200
Defending, Bernice Campbell described Healy as having a ‘devil-may-care’ attitude to drugs, but said she was going through a ‘lower point’ in her life at the time
Prosecutor Richard Edwards told of multiple messages in a group chat, including Healy asking her friends how they got their drugs.
One person replied, ‘Oh my god, I’m afraid of this, you are all slackers.’
Judge Steven Everett, who has sentenced Healy to three years, said: ‘You can’t be both – a health support worker and one involved in the delivery of horrible Class A drugs’
In another post on marijuana, Healy said, “I smoke it every day. I feel like I would rip someone’s head off otherwise.
“My mom would even send me to jail if she found out I did it.”
Defensively, Bernice Campbell described Healy as someone with a “devil-may-care” attitude toward drugs, but said she was going through a “lower point” in her life at the time.
She added that it is a ‘terrible, terrible’ shame for Healy that she was merely the ‘middleman’ rather than worrying about the further supply of medicines.
The court heard Healy, from Maesteg, near Bridgend, South Wales, now ‘lost a promising career’ as a health support worker on the NHS.
She pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to supply at Chester Crown Court and was sentenced to three years in prison.
Judge Steven Everett sentenced her to conviction, saying, “Yeah, she can hang her head. Isn’t this a naive young woman?
“It shows that she’s completely shrouded in drug culture and very blasé about it.”
“You can’t be both – a health support worker and someone involved in the delivery of horrible Class A drugs. And you chose the latter.’
In a similar case, Judge Patrick Thompson hit on the taxpayers’ “massive drain” caused by drug problems at the music festival when he convicted David Bemrose, 33, of a similar crime.
Bemrose, who attended the same festival as Healy, was sentenced to two and a half years for smuggling cocaine and ecstasy hidden in his behind.
Source: New feed