Drug addict jailed

AN ADDICT who supplied drugs to fund his £100-a-week habit has been jailed for three and a half years.Police officers who raided a house in Hawke Road, Ipswich, where Barry De'ath rented a room discovered heroin worth £2,380, crack cocaine worth £40, £22 worth of cannabis and £912 cash, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

AN ADDICT who supplied drugs to fund his £100-a-week habit has been jailed for three and a half years.

Police officers who raided a house in Hawke Road, Ipswich, where Barry De'ath rented a room discovered heroin worth £2,380, crack cocaine worth £40, £22 worth of cannabis and £912 cash, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

When officers entered 48-year-old Death's first-floor bedroom they found him standing next to CCTV equipment which was focused on the front entrance of the property, said Mark Roochove, prosecuting.

De'ath, of Holbrook Road, Ipswich, admitted possessing heroin with intent to supply and possessing cocaine and cannabis.

Jamie Sawyer for De'ath said his client had been a serious drug user for many years and had a £100-a-week habit.

Mr Sawyer said the CCTV equipment had been installed after vandals damaged the house and not as an early-warning system in case of a police raid. He said the money found in De'ath's room was money he had saved to buy a boat.

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Jailing De'ath, Judge John Devaux said he did not think the defendant was sufficiently motivated to be considered for a drug rehabilitation order.