A 38-year-old Inverness woman who allowed a drug dealer to stay with her was also concerned in the supply of heroin in the city, a court has heard.
Inverness Sheriff Court was told that Joanne McKegney’s co-habitee, Jonathon Sinclair, had been jailed for 268 days for being dealing the class A narcotic from her home in Academy Street.
She admitted the supply offence on April 26, 2018, and had sentence deferred until February 8 for a background report.
McKegney was again remanded in custody after she also admitted failing to appear for trial scheduled for October 4.
The court was told she was arrested eight days later and refused bail.
Defence solicitor Willie Young said his client had been having difficulty finding a lawyer after her previous one had withdrawn from acting.
He added: “She panicked and did not attend.”
Fiscal depute Robert Weir told Sheriff Margaret Neilson that McKegney and Sinclair were seen in Queensgate by police on April 26 and heroin was found on Sinclair.
This led to a search of her flat where Sinclair was also residing and scales, £545 in cash, and a tick list were found.