A DISTINCTIVE woman has been put behind bars for her role in the supply of illegal drugs in Warrington.

Elaine Rushton was caught playing a part in ensuring users had access to illicit substances on the streets of the town.

The 42-year-old appeared before Liverpool Crown Court after being charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply cocaine.

She was also charged with sole counts each of possession with intent to supply heroin, ketamine and cannabis resin.

The charges alleged that on March 30 last year in Warrington, she was found to be in possession of quantities of the controlled class A drugs heroin and cocaine, as well as the class B drugs ketamine and cannabis resin, with intent to supply them to another.

Then on August 7 last year, again in Warrington, she had in her possession 6.9 grammes of cocaine with the intention of supplying it.

Appearing before the crown court, Rushton, of Euston Grove, in the Oxton area of Birkenhead, Wirral, was sentenced to 38 months immediate imprisonment.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police previously said: ““We are doing all we can to stop drug activity on our streets, to make our county a safer place to live and visit, while also making it extremely difficult for gangs to operate.

“We will always act on any information about drug activity provided to us, and we would urge anyone who believes this activity is happening near to them to please contact Cheshire Police.”

Anyone with information about illegal drug activity in their area can report it to Cheshire Police by calling 101 or visiting cheshire.police.uk

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org