A WOMAN was caught with a cocaine wrap hidden in her bra strap and then tried to lie to police about her identity.

Natasha McGregor, from Beith, attempted to pervert the course of justice when she told cops she was Megan McDonald after they searched her on June 8 last year.

Fiscal depute Decla O’Connor said that police had attended Faifley Road, in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, to speak with McGregor about a separate matter.

Cops then carried out a search where they found a white wrap in the band of her bra from her underarm.

Upon the drug find the 23-year-old said “it’s just personal,” and provided her name as Megan McDonald, but further police checks were able to correctly identify her.

Ms O’Connor told the hearing at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week that the cocaine weighed 0.8grammes.

McGregor pleaded guilty to pretending to the two police constables that she had a different name with the intent to pervert the course of justice and attempt to pervert the course of justice.

She also admitted to a charge of having cocaine in her possession.

Her defence solicitor Kenneth McGowan told the hearing that she is currently on a community payback order, but experienced difficulty in completing some aspects as she had moved to Ayrshire.

He said: “She is described in the body of the report as a vulnerable and impressionable young women.

“Her upbringing is far from ideal and she has fairly significant health problems.”

Sheriff David Pender said: “She should be able to knuckle down and get the unpaid hours done.”

Addressing McGregor, he added: “If you can’t do the hours imposed then the court may take the view that prison is the only way to deal with your offending.

“What I am going to do in this case is give you the opportunity to get your act together, as you now have a house, and simply impose a community payback order.”

The sheriff placed McGregor, of Ash Drive, on a community payback order where she will be monitored by social workers for 15 months.