Drug addict mother from Sliema jailed for 20 months

A mother with a severe drug addiction has been jailed for nearly two years following a police raid at her home in Sliema.

Juanita Grech, 53, admitted dealing in crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis when she appeared in court in Valletta.

She issued a guilty plea after being arrested during a police drugs operation in Amery Street in Sliema on 25 June.

Magistrate Claire Stafrace Zammit sentenced her to 20 months in prison.

She was also handed a fine of €800.

Mrs Grech’s daughter Sabrina has also been charged in connection with the raid.