Client from St Albans caught supplying drugs avoids immediate prison sentence

14th June 2017 | Drug Offences News & Stories|
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Nick Titchener

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Our 40-year-old client was transporting the drugs to pay off a debt when he was stopped while driving his car in St Albans on 14 October last year.

Officers had noticed suspicious activity going on around the car earlier that evening, and stopped it, at which time our client admitted he was in possession of the drugs and told the police where they were hidden. In all, 29 wraps—20 of cocaine and 9 of heroin—were recovered. There was a total of 2.84 grams of cocaine and 1.15 grams of heroin. The Court was told by the Prosecutor that “They were found between his buttocks and one other wrap was in a sock”.

Our client who had no relevant previous convictions had been ordered to deliver the package. But could not name the people involved for fear of reprisals.

He pleaded guilty to possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

At St Albans Crown Court, Judge Andrew Bright KC sentenced him to 12 months’ jail suspended for 2 years with a 6 month drug rehabilitation requirement and a 30 day rehabilitation activity requirement.

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