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on edge Woman in 'pink unicorn onesie' caught selling crack cocaine from vulnerable person's home

Fritdenberga appeared to put something down the side of a mattress where police found 44 wraps of heroin and 84 wraps of crack cocaine

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A woman in a "pink unicorn onesie" has been jailed after she was found selling cocaine from the home of a vulnerable woman in Liverpool.

Gita Fritdenberga previously served time in prison for being part of a drugs gang that flooded the streets of Sefton with heroin and crack cocaine.

When the 37-year-old was released from prison she tried to turn her life around for her child.

But after her boyfriend died in jail and she lost her job Gita soon started dealing drugs again.

Liverpool Crown Court heard that when police raided a home after midday on March 9, 2022, Fritdenberga was sitting in a lounge "wearing a pink unicorn onesie".

The prosecutor said she appeared "fidgety and on edge” and was put into a bedroom.

Fritdenberga was then seen throwing herself back on a bed and appeared to put something down the side of a mattress where police found four 44 wraps of heroin and 84 wraps of crack cocaine with a total estimated street value of £1,280 (€1,534).

After she was arrested and interviewed about the stash she denied they were hers but later admitted to possession of drugs with intent to supply.

When arrested and interviewed, Fritdenberga denied the drugs were hers. At the start of the hearing she admitted possessing crack cocaine and heroin with intent to supply.

Jonathan Rogers, prosecuting the case, said the occupier of the house was "largely bedridden" following a car crash in 2018, and lived mostly on the top floor of the three story house.

He also said that the woman had a colostomy bag and required daily help.

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"At the time of the offences she did not feel she had control over her house, with people bringing their friends, who would stay. She comments she would struggle to get rid of them,” he explained.

“The prosecution simply says this was a case of cuckooing."

Cuckooking is where criminals take over the home of a vulnerable person and use it as a base for activity related to drug supply.

Gita Fritdenberga was jailed for three years and nine months.

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