A 68-YEAR-OLD woman is facing jail after admitting to being a heroin dealer.

Jeanette Duff was caught with hundreds of pounds worth of the Class A drug in her Bridgend home in Kilwinning.

The pensioner was found out after police raided her home on August 13 this year.

A “systematic search” of her home found that she  had 10.1grams of heroin stashed away ready to be peddled on the streets – with a value of £350.

Cops also found Duff had 24 grams of herbal cannabis in her home, which had a street value of £250.

During the raid police also found around £1,300 in cash and drug paraphernalia including scales and bags.

The fiscal told the court: “At 9.30am on August 13 police attended the locus.

“The accused was observed within the dining room and the reasons for the police’s attendance was explained.

“A systematic search of the locus was conducted under video surveillance.

“Scales, cut bags and amounts of cash were recovered as well as 10.1grams of diamorphine with a value of £350 and 24 grams of herbal cannabis with a value of £250.”

Duff’s solicitor Mr Lannigan urged Sheriff Michael Hanlon to “consider all options” as an alternative to custody.

However, the sheriff warned Duff that a jail sentence was still a possibility.

He said: “I’m not sure what options are available.

“This is a particularly serious offence.”

Sheriff Hanlon adjourned the case for Criminal Justice Social Work Reports.

Duff will return to court in October.