Flight Attendant Who Lost Her Job In Lockdown Turned To Drug Dealing
A flight attendant who started drug dealing after losing her job during the coronavirus lockdown has been jailed.
Alexandra Florentina Dobre, 27, was found to have a stash of drugs hidden away inside the wrappers of a 'well-known confectionery brand' beside her bed.
The court heard that Romanian national Dobre had previously worked for several different airlines at Luton Airport but that she lost both her 'well paying' job and her accommodation earlier this year when lockdown restrictions came in.
Dobre, who was described as 'at a loose end' without her job, then moved to Staffordshire after meeting a man on a dating app who enlisted her a courier, delivering packages of cocaine.
She was stopped by police in Stoke-on-Trent back in August, where cops found six wraps of cocaine in her purse.
Staffordshire Police then searched her home where they found an additional 81 wraps, worth around £2,500, as well as cash and designer clothes, which were also seized.
Appearing in court Dobre pleaded guilty to possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply. She was sentenced to two years in prison.
Paul Cliff, defending, said she had been lured into selling drugs by the man and had offered to store drugs at the flat in order for a reduced rent.
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He said: "Since her arrest, he has disappeared into the ether and she has not been able to contact him.
"She was plainly acting under direction."
Judge David Fletcher, told the Dobre: "It was a class A substance, the consumption of which causes misery. You were an important cog in that wheel of the supply of this particular drug."
He went on to tell Dobre she must have known what she was doing was illegal.
After the case, Sergeant Marc Proctor, of Stoke South Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "We welcome the sentence Dobre has been handed by the courts.
"Drugs can cause a huge amount of disruption to the community and we are committed to tackling this behaviour.
"We would urge everyone to report drug matters to us. Let's work together and deter this behaviour from continuing."
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