THESE shocking before and after pictures show the impact of cocaine on a mum who set up a drugs racket.
Nadia Stanway, 40, has now been locked up for supplying Class A drugs while living in a brand new Cheshire housing development.
The snaps show the effects being caught up in the drug world had on the single mum-of-three.
Stanway was said to have once thrived as she ran her own firm and was a big contributor to the local business community.
But, her company flopped amid Covid and she spiralled – devastatingly turning to drugs.
Stanway moved into the private estate in Spring last year, and her neighbours couldn’t help but notice crowds coming and going from her home.
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The locals assumed it would calm down, but they the traffic and rowdiness got went from bad to worse.
The 40-year-old would host parties into the early hours of the morning, keeping the family-orientated community up all night.
The neighbours said crack users and drug-crazed revellers would also show up at Shanway’s £200,000 semi-detached home all hours of the day.
They say her heroin and crack cocaine trafficking racket totally changed their once ”quiet and safe neighbourhood”.
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It all came crumbling down for Stanway when she was searched while getting out of a taxi in town, with police finding a “graft phone” she used to sell drugs.
The cops also found £500 cash, a small set of scales, a pepper spray disguised as lipstick and a Taser stun gun in the shape of a pen.
Stanway claimed she had become hooked on drugs and was under pressure from others to deal crack and heroin to fund her addiction.
She claimed the weapons were for her own protection.
At her hearing in the Chester Crown Court, Stanway was jailed for two years and eight months after admitting to being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs, and possession of a stun device and pepper spray.
Peter Hussey, prosecuting said: “It was a brand-new housing estate and a quiet area and a number of neighbours were living there with their young children.
“They had found it a very safe place to be but regrettably when the defendant also moved in, the atmosphere in that particular street changed dramatically.”
This is a sad case of a woman in an unfortunate situation.
The prosecutor explained one neighbour got to the point where she phoned the police, but the cops were already undertaking their own probe.
After police arrested Stanway they searched her home and found a diary what was thought to be drug dealers’ numbers and a heap of bowls containing powdered residue and sandwich bags and other plastic bags.
In mitigation for Stanway, defence counsel Nicholas Roxburgh, told the court: “This is a sad case of a woman in an unfortunate situation.
“She does hold her hands up and makes no bones about her behaviour, but there was an element of exploitation and coercion through her addiction.”
He added: “She used to have her own business and was a member of the business community before sadly turning to taking drugs. Her business went bust during the Covid pandemic.
“She’s assured me that she won’t be touching drugs in the future.”
Sentencing, the judge Mr Recorder Mark Ainsworth said: ”Class A drugs wreck lives and cause complete misery in society because people who otherwise would be happy, supportive and productive – as you were – change completely.”