A mother bought cocaine as a present for her daughter’s 18th BIRTHDAY to make sure they ‘had a good time’ together.
Nicola Austen, 37, booked a limo ride to London and got 12 packets of the class A drug to take on the trip.
But they were found by police who raided her home with a sniffer dog before the big day.
The cocaine had a 87 per cent purity and weighed 5.65g and the mother admitted having it to celebrate her daughter’s birthday.
Prosecutor Craig Evans told Maidstone Crown Court: “They were going to London in a limousine and she wanted to make sure they had a good time.”
Austen, who had six previous convictions, one for possessing amphetamine in 2010, admitted possessing cocaine with intent to supply.
But she escaped prison when Danny Moore, defending, said there would be an adverse effect on a young boy in the family if she was jailed.
He added that Austen also provided respite and care for her grandmother.
He said: “It is to her great shame she finds herself in court. She appeared to have left this sort of thing behind.”
Recorder Matthew McDonagh told Austen: “They were to be consumed over the course of the weekend. Offences of this nature are to be taken seriously.
“The offence normally attracts a sentence of imprisonment of some length.”
Austen, of Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, received nine months imprisonment suspended for a year and was told to complete 250 hours unpaid work.