A BRADFORD woman “knew full well” that her home was being used to distribute large quantities of cocaine, a jury heard.

Julie Firth’s eyes were wide open when she allowed her partner, Richard Brown, to store drugs with a street value of £106,000 at the house in Farfield Crescent, Wibsey, it is alleged.

Firth, 48, denies allowing the supply of class A drugs from the premises, saying she had no knowledge of the drug trafficking operation.

Prosecutor Stephen Wood told Bradford Crown Court yesterday that just over two kilos of high purity cocaine were seized from the address on August 10 last year, along with numerous phones, “boxes and boxes” of adulterants and £8,000 in cash.

“The prosecution suggest that you may safely conclude that she knew full well what was going on from the property she shared with Brown. With eyes wide open she allowed her partner to set up a drugs distribution network from the house they shared,” Mr Wood said.

He told the jury that Brown had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine.

“That guilty plea cannot prove that this defendant is guilty of this offence. But what it does demonstrate is that cocaine was in fact being supplied out of the address,” Mr Wood said.

He told the court the potential profits from the trafficking conspiracy were enormous and alleged that Firth’s house was the hub of the operation.

The conspiracy, headed by Brown and a man called Sherman Mallinson, involved the movement of large quantities of cocaine from West Yorkshire to South Yorkshire. Others played a role by transporting or storing the drugs for onward transit and sale on the street.

The jury heard that the police watched the suspected movement of drugs between Bradford and South Yorkshire.

On August 10 last year, Firth handed a carrier bag to a man called John Lowcock when he called at her home. Lowcock’s Mercedes travelled to Doncaster Road, Tickhill, and he took a carrier bag into the property.

When the police searched the house, they found packages of cocaine valued at £50,000.

The search of the Farfield Crescent address on the same day yielded a black shoulder bag containing £8,020 in bank notes. Packages of cocaine were seized from the kitchen and the utility room, with 22 sealed boxes of baking soda.

Mr Wood said the cocaine would have a street value of £106,640 if split into average street deals.

Firth told the police she did not know what was in the bag the man came to collect and she denied any knowledge of the other drugs.

Mr Wood told the jury: “How could she not have noticed the bag of drugs on the settee? How could she not have noticed the boxes and boxes of adulterants? The bag of cash on the settee? The other large quantities of drugs in the house? How could she not know what was really going on?”

The trial continues.