A woman has been spared jail after admitting her part in a larger county lines drugs operation.

Reanna Hoey, of Clarence Road in Seacombe, appeared for sentence at Mold Crown Court on Tuesday morning.

The 24-year-old had previously admitted one offence of producing cannabis.

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Sarah Badrawy, prosecuting, told the court that Hoey's crime was part of a larger county lines drugs conspiracy operating between Merseyside and Colwyn Bay between June and November 2021.

On October 6, 2021, the home of Hoey's then partner in Wallasey was raided by police and the defendant was there.

A cannabis grow was located in the bedroom, with 25 adult plants, heating lamps and fans.

In interview, Hoey claimed she didn't have anything to do with the plants, but messages found by the police revealed she not only knew about them - she had agreed to look after them whilst her partner was in Colwyn Bay.

David Peter Woods, defending, told the court that two "very significant events" had occurred for Hoey since the offending - she had her second child in May this year and she is no longer with her former partner.

He explained: "What is important is that she recognises the relationship was effectively an abusive one and the best way forward is to be apart from him.

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"She committed this offence and performed a limited function under direction, indeed because of the nature of the relationship she was.

"It's possible she felt she had little alternative but to acquiesce to some of the activities going on, but she takes full responsibility for her involvement in it.

"As a result of making some very bad decisions, in difficult circumstances, she has lost her good name.

"That is something which is precious to her and she's saddened by that - but she resolves not to get into any problems again."

Judge Timothy Petts told the defendant that after weighing up all facts in the case, it was "entirely suitable" to impose a 12 month community order.

During the order, Hoey will undertake 30 days of rehabilitation activity, as well as 50 hours of unpaid work.