TWO women were taken by ambulance to hospital after an experiment with drugs “went sadly wrong.”
Perth Sheriff Court was told this week that 17-year-old Suzanne Dow went to visit next-door neighbour Lesley Herd at her house in Rossie Place, Auchterarder.
Both were in possession of drugs which they “cut” into two lines and then snorted, according to depute fiscal Katie Pacholek.
They thought it was ecstasy but was, in fact, cocaine – and both became unwell.
The ambulance was called and both were being treated by paramedics when police arrived.
The two women were taken to PRI but were released after examination.
Solicitor Alison McKay told the court: “Both these young ladies got the fright of their lives.
“I have got the impression that both have suffered at the hands of their parents and are well aware this is unacceptable, not only to the courts but to their respective families.”
The lawyer described it as a foray into experimentation with drugs which went sadly wrong.
The drugs had been purchased from someone known to Miss Herd but she had co-operated fully with police regarding the supplier.
The pair were each fined £200 after pleading guilty to being in possession of the Class A drug at their respective homes in Rossie Place on July 30 last year.
Herd had a not guilty plea to a second charge of supplying the Class A drug to Dow at Rossie Place.