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Swansea mum's rage at drugs near her daughter

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: February 22, 2013

Swansea Magistrates Court

A MUM was so incensed that someone had produced drugs at a gathering attended by her young daughter she smashed windows at the Llansamlet house.

Natalie Pasquantino had been with her five-year-old daughter and her partner at his mother's house in Lon Enfys, Llansamlet, when someone revealed they had some of the illegal drug mephedrone, or meow meow, Swansea Magistrates' Court was told.

Prosecuting, Lisa Jones said: "She was not happy as her daughter was there and (she) wanted to leave with her daughter."

But she was asked to leave, and shortly afterwards people inside heard the sound of breaking glass and found a front window had been smashed.

When Pasquantino, aged 23, returned to take her daughter from the property, she was told by her partner's mother, Carol Thomas, that she would look after her and take her to school the next day.

But Pasquantino, of Wychtree Street in Morriston, broke another smaller window in the front door. The total cost of damage to the Gwalia Housing property was £533.

Mitigating, Alex Scott said: "She was in the living room with her partner and friends. One of these friends bought out a quantity of the drug meow meow.

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"She was not involved whatsoever and was most disturbed. Her child was at the property and Pasquantino was alarmed. She challenged her boyfriend and there was an argument.

"The complainant become involved, and she was removed from the property. There is significant remorse, and she apologies to her victim and the court for her behaviour."

Pasquantino, who pleaded guilty to criminal damage, was given a 12- month conditional discharge, and ordered to pay £250 compensation, £50 costs, and a £15 victim surcharge.

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