A woman who was twice caught involved in selling drugs from the homes of vulnerable addicts has been spared jail.

Kirsty Rousell was under investigation when she was again found with hundreds of pounds worth of heroin and crack cocaine.

But after hearing the 29-year-old Londoner had turned to selling drugs to pay off her own debt a judge put her on a community order.

Simon Goodman, prosecuting, told Swindon Crown Court how police checked on the Akers Way home of a vulnerable addict on Friday May 4.

Inside the house they found a teenage lad from London along with 51 wraps of heroin and while they were there Rousell let herself in to the property.

She was also searched and £70 was found inside her bra and said she had travelled from the capital with the lad, who she only knew by his street name Ghost, who she did not know was involved in drugs.

Mr Goodman said she was released under investigation and eight weeks later, on June 27, she was caught again.

Officers were visiting another vulnerable addict on Elborough Road, Moredon, when they found her sitting at a coffee table in his lounge.

As well as two mobile phones she was found with a total of 68 deals of heroin and crack cocaine along with cling film, which is used for wrapping them.

She also had £605 tucked into her bra and when questioned accepted that she was a runner for London dealers.

"She wasn't the main person, she would get phone calls saying how much and what to take," Mr Goodman said.

"She said the money found in her bra was money made selling drugs since the previous afternoon.

"She was getting paid, she wouldn't say how much. She gets paid in drugs and cash. There is some suggestion she was there to keep an eye on what was going on."

Rousell, of Lambeth, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of drugs and possession with intent to supply.

Peter Binder, defending, said "She is a classic drug user who has got involved in the supply side because of her need."

He said she had been doing other things to make money and when the offer came along to sell drugs instead she realised it was a better proposition.

Passing sentence Judge Robert Pawson said she should be facing consecutive jail terms for continuing to deal after her first arrest.

But he said the sentencing guideline council allows him to move away from a jail term if there is a chance of rehabilitation.

He imposed a three year community order with a six month drug rehabilitation requirement, 30 days of rehabilitation activity requirement and 200 hours of unpaid work.