A VILLAGE postmistress also handed out special deliveries as a cocaine dealer.
Deirdre Jenkins, 45, was dubbed “Deirdre the Dealer” by junkies calling at her shop.
She even gave up to £3,000 worth of the Class A drug on credit at her post office and village store in rural south-west Wales, a court was told.
The mum of two was caught after refusing any more “coke on tick” to one customer, who then blew the whistle to police.
Officers searched her house next to the post office and Londis store in Parcllyn, near Cardigan.
They found three wraps of cocaine in her handbag and eight grams of it hidden in a cupboard in her bedroom.
There was also £1,200 in cash in the home.
Prosecutor Jim Davis said an examination of her mobile revealed messages related to drugs deals. One showed a customer owed her £3,000.
Mr Davis said: “It appeared that Jenkins had become fed up of giving customers cocaine on tick and had told some to go to other dealers.” Police were then tipped off and swooped last December.
She admitted possession of cocaine with intent to supply.
Ian Ibrahim, defending, told Swansea crown court that Jenkins, who has now lost the shop, started dealing after she “relapsed back into drug use”.
She got a two-year suspended sentence and was ordered to complete a rehabilitation course.
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