British mum bought cocaine for her daughter's 18th birthday, avoids jail


Nicola Austen told police she only wanted to "have a good time" snorting $450 worth of coke with her 18-year-old daughter. Her plans were spoiled by a sharp-nosed police dog that sniffed out 5.65g hidden in Austen's bedroom. (This article does not explain how the dog ended up in Austen's bedroom.

The 37-year-old British woman has six prior drug convictions, including one for possessing amphetamines in 2010. She was let off this time with a suspended sentence and 250 hours of community service.

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