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M&S marketing manager, 22, admits drug dealing at Fabric nightclub in London when she is released from prison


A Marks and Spencer executive who admitted to dealing drugs at a London nightclub has been released from prison.

Charlotte Fennessy, 22, was arrested at Fabric in central London days before Christmas last year after she was caught tucking cocaine and ecstasy into her bra. She claimed the cocaine was for personal use.

Fennessy, of Kent, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of MDMA with intent to supply and one count of possession of cocaine at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

She was given a community order for 12 months. She will have to complete 80 hours of unpaid work and pay a total of £340 in prosecution costs and victim surcharges.

Marks and Spencer chief executive Charlotte Fennessy, 22 (pictured) admitted drug dealing at a nightclub after she was caught stuffing cocaine and ecstasy into her bra

She was given a community order for 12 months.  She will have to complete 80 hours of unpaid work and pay a total of £340 in prosecution costs and victim surcharges.

She was given a community order for 12 months.  She will have to complete 80 hours of unpaid work and pay a total of £340 in prosecution costs and victim surcharges.

She was given a community order for 12 months. She will have to complete 80 hours of unpaid work and pay a total of £340 in prosecution costs and victim surcharges.

According to the court, the marketing and social media manager was arrested on December 19, 2021 after going to the club with a group of friends.

Prosecutor Stephen Wells said: ‘Security officers searched her in the usual way and they found a bag containing 60 pills hidden behind one of her bra straps.

The court said the pills were MDMA. Fennessy also has 331 milligrams of cocaine for personal use.

Andrew Cohen, defense, said the behavior was ‘totally unusual’ for Fennessy and ‘not likely to happen again’.

‘This is a young woman, college graduate, very focused. She’s been working her whole life,” Cohen told the court.

‘She did very well in college, and now she has a good job. This behavior is completely out of character.

‘This has never happened before and is unlikely to happen again. This is clearly someone who is not a criminal and finds himself in this situation.’

Mr Cohen argued the situation was ‘appalling’ for Fennessy, as well as her family and friends.

He added: ‘This whole business has weighed heavily on her.’

Fennessy, on her LinkedIn profile, describes herself as a '22-year-old Fashion Marketing & Communication graduate (BA Hons) working as a Social Media Marketing Manager at M&S'

Fennessy, on her LinkedIn profile, describes herself as a '22-year-old Fashion Marketing & Communication graduate (BA Hons) working as a Social Media Marketing Manager at M&S'

Fennessy, on her LinkedIn profile, describes herself as a ’22-year-old Fashion Marketing & Communication graduate (BA Hons) working as a Social Media Marketing Manager at M&S’

Judge, Mr Recorder John Ryder told Fennessy: ‘You were immediately co-operative. You are now being helpfully and successfully employed.

‘I have no doubt that you have suffered terribly because of this.

‘You’re not going to jail, either immediately or by a suspended sentence.

‘I think you made a mistake and a very serious mistake. You may have learned a lot from it.’

Fennessy, on her LinkedIn profile, describes herself as ’22 years old Fashion Marketing & Communications graduate (BA Hons) working as Director of Social Media Marketing at M&S.’

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