A WOMAN caught with 1.9 grams of ice in her undies has been convicted of possessing a prohibited drug and placed on a 12-month Community Corrections Order.
Casey Polsen, 34, of Ribbon Gum Place, Windradyne, appeared before Bathurst Local Court charged with two separate matters.
The first related to her arrest on February 14 in William Street.
According to the police facts, Polsen was a passenger in a car which was stopped by police. Police spoke with the pair before both were searched, along with their car.
Police allege a small resealable plastic bag of a substance believed to be the drug ice was found in Polsen's underpants.
She was cautioned and asked questions, making admissions about the bag, according to the police facts.
When asked why it was there, she told police "that's what you do with drugs", according to the police facts.
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The second charge related to driving a vehicle with illicit drugs in her blood.
The court heard how Polsen was stopped on Hereford Street on January 17 for a random drug and alcohol test.
The breath test produced a negative result, but Polsen was given an oral fluid test, which produced a positive detection to meth.
Polsen was arrested for the purpose of a secondary oral fluid test at Bathurst Police Station.
She was cautioned and asked a number of questions and provided a second sample, which also returned a positive detection to meth.
In relation to taking drugs, Polsen told police she had smoked it two days ago, according to the police facts.
A reference tended to the court by Polsen's manager told how Polsen is employed as a disability support worker and team leader working with some of the most vulnerable members of the community.
The court heard she was deeply embarrassed by her behaviour and remorseful.
On the first charge, she was convicted and put on a CCO for 12 months with supervision. On the driving matter, she was convicted, fined $400 and disqualified from driving for three months.