A WOMAN caught drug dealing outside a bingo hall has been jailed for more than five years.

Pearl Glover, 55, was caught during a police probe in Irvine, Ayrshire on June 19 last year.

Prosecutor Michelle Brannagan told the High Court in Glasgow: "In her hand, the officers observed five clear plastic bags containing a brown substance.

"She attempted to swallow them as she was removed from the car she was in."

Police also found a Kinder egg container with another 15 similar bags during the search outside the town's Buzz Bingo.

The drugs found had a total value of £200.

Glover was then on bail when she was snared again on June 9 this year.

She was in a car park in Old Raise Road in Saltcoats when police found her with £200 more of heroin along with £545 in cash in her purse.

Glover, also of Irvine, pled guilty to two charges of being concerned in the supply of the class A drug.

Miss Brannagan said Glover had previous heroin dealing convictions.

As a result, she faced a mandatory seven-year jail term.

Judge Douglas Brown cut the sentence to five years and 339 days as a result of the guilty plea.