AN EX Love Island contestant has walked free after being caught with a drug used to tranquilize HORSES.
Bethany Rogers, 26, who appeared on the first season of the ITV dating show in 2015, was caught with 134mg of ketamine in January 2018.
Bethany Rogers pleaded guilty to possessing the class B drugCredit: Instagram
The mum from Gomersal, West Yorkshire, pleaded guilty to possessing the class B drug during a short hearing at Bradford Magistrates Court in 2019.
Her case was sent to the city’s crown court for sentencing as she was also accused of using £16,500 of criminal cash to snap up an Audi A3.
But the court heard on Tuesday that those allegations had been dropped against her leaving just the sentencing for the drugs charge.
Rogers – who only lasted a week on the show after failing to find a love match – was not at court for today’s hearing.
Her barrister Conor Quinn said she pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.
He told the court: “The offending itself is four-and-a-half years old. She had a small amount of Class B drugs on her.
“But for the fact that she was charged with a more serious offence the overwhelming likelihood would have been she would have been dealt with by way of a police caution there and then.”
Recorder Tahir Khan QC gave the former ITV contestant an absolute discharge.
He also ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the ketamine seized by the police.
Ketamine – which can be snorted, injected or swallowed – can leave the user detached, happy, chilled and/or anxious, confused and ‘tripped out’, according to drug website Talk To Frank.
The addictive drug – used in medicine as an anesthetic for humans and animals like horses – can also stop the user from feeling pain or even moving, putting them at risk of hurting themselves.
Excessive use of Ketamine, also known as “Ket” or “Special K” by users, can kill you as well as cause serious kidney, liver, and bladder problems leading to incontinence.
The mum appeared in the first series of Love Island in 2015 but was booted out within a weekCredit: ITV