A woman who spiked an RAF airman’s drink - leading to him to test positive in a random work drugs test the following day - has been spared jail.
Amanda Williams, 31, of Pope Lane, Ribbleton, Preston, put half a gram of cocaine, worth £20, in airman Mark Boyle’s drink at a party at her home on July 31 last year.
My Boyle, who was going out with Williams’ niece, had gone to the house after meeting family members on a night out in Preston but had refused cocaine, which was being taken by several of the guests in the house, because of his job.
However, Williams slipped half a gram of the drug in his drink of vodka and Red Bull while he visited the toilet.
He unknowingly continued drinking it before leaving the party.
On August 1 he was randomly selected for a drugs test at work and was found to have cocaine in his system.
A complaint was made to the police.
Prosecuting, Peter Barr said as soon as she heard what had happened, Williams handed herself at a police station and confessed what she had done.
However she did not officially plead guilty at court until close to her trial date.
She admitted administering a poison or noxious substance with intent.
Judge Heather Lloyd, siting at Preston Crown Court, said Mr Boyle was an “innocent man.”
Addressing the defendant, she said: “You could have destroyed his career.”
She gave Williams a 12 month jail term suspended for 12 months and ordered her to complete a 12 month supervision order.
A spokesman for the Royal Air Force said: “The Royal Air Force is aware of the outcome of this court case. The airman in question remains in the service.”