Drug dealer behind bars
DRUG dealer John O'Mahoney is behind bars today after admitting supplying and possessing heroin.O'Mahoney, 28, of Downside Close, Ipswich, pleaded guilty to charges of supplying heroin and possessing heroin with intent to supply when he appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates' court on Friday.
DRUG dealer John O'Mahoney is behind bars today after admitting supplying and possessing heroin.
O'Mahoney, 28, of Downside Close, Ipswich, pleaded guilty to charges of supplying heroin and possessing heroin with intent to supply when he appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates' court on Friday.
Police stopped him after he was seen dealing the drug from his car with an unknown person at 12.55pm on August 1, in Bramford Road, Ipswich.
When they searched his car fifteen minutes ;ater they discovered ten raps of powder heroin, £597 in cash, an electronic scale and a bottle of methadone.
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O'Mahoney admitted to police that he intended to deal the drug and that he had received the methadone in exchange for a rap of heroin.
Prosecuting, Anita Addison said: "He has a drug habit and the crimes he has committed are to pay for that habit. Given the serious nature of the offences I recommend that he is remanded in custody."
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In mitigation Roger Stewart said: "He acknowledges that these are serious offences and that the consequences are very severe as well. He also acknowledges that he has a drug habit.
"He does have a sense of responsibility and he knows the consequences of his actions. He wants to start on a drug related treatment programme and it is only eight weeks ago that he has started to use heroin."
Despite a plea by Mr Stewart that his client be granted bail, O'Mahoney was remanded in custody for seven days to enable reports to be formulated.
He will reappear at the court on August 9.