A WOMAN who tried to conceal 11 grams of methamphetamine inside her body has been told she has one last chance to avoid jail.
Kathryn King, 40, appeared in the Bendigo Magistrates' Court this week where she pleaded guilty to charges of possessing methamphetamine and the drug GHB.
The court heard shortly after midnight on June 13 this year, police saw King's black Toyota sedan parked outside of an address in California Gully.
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The Westwood Drive property was known to police so officers approached the car and saw King seated in the driver's seat.
She told officers her correct name and provided her licence, but was evasive when asked about her reason for being at the property.
The court heard King told officers she was visiting her friend Pete, although she could not provide his last name. She also changed her story several times.
The officers noticed that King had two mobile phones in the vehicle so they searched the car.
They found 25ml of the drug GHB in her handbag so she was arrested and taken to the Bendigo Police Station for questioning.
The court heard she was placed in a holding cell and observed on CCTV footage removing something from her sock and secreting it in her groin.
The officers went and spoke to King and she admitted to concealing 11 grams of methamphetamine inside her body.
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Defence lawyer Rebecca Heley told the court King was currently on a community corrections order and had been engaging well.
Ms Heley said the 40-year-old had also recently obtained rental accommodation and had new employment.
Magistrate Russell Kelly said he was "astounded" that King was caught with an "awful lot" of methamphetamine while she was on a corrections order for drug trafficking charges.
Mr Kelly said he would give her one last chance to avoid a term of imprisonment.
He deferred sentencing until December to see if she could comply with her current corrections order.
"When we come back, if you have more drug offending then bring your toothbrush because I'm locking you up," Mr Kelly said.
"All of the excuses in the world won't wash. I hope you're nervous and I hope you're scared."
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