Lisa St John (Picture by Xtra Vision Photography.)
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A mother of four will have to wait 28 days to find out if she will be accepted into the rehabilitation programme at Verdun House again.
Lisa Amor St John, 44, of Belfield Land, Roebuck Street, The City, had been remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital for evaluation, to determine if she was a suitable candidate to undergo treatment at the St John institution.
However, it was reported that when she arrived at Verdun House, she was uncooperative and refused to answer questions. As a result, she was kicked out of the programme and told she could reapply in 30 days.
When she reappeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court today, he remanded her to HMP Dodds until February 8, after he said he felt if he released her she would get caught up in the drug habit once more.
St John had previously pleaded guilty to having a coke pipe and cocaine on December 20, after police who were on duty in Greenfield, The City, searched the woman and found a cylindrical bottle containing a white residue and a folded napkin, with a white crystalline substance in her right hand, which she told officers she was “now going to hit”.
She had told the magistrate she had been using the drug for the last two years after being introduced by her ex-boyfriend. She had added she had been no use to her children for the past year, and needed help to get her life back together. (RA)