Drug dealer is jailed
AN IPSWICH drug dealer and burglar is today behind bars after he was caught by police during an undercover operation.Trevor Bemrose, 40, was arrested by police on February 13 this year and is just one of 19 suspected drug dealers caught by police during Operation Taurus earlier this year.
AN IPSWICH drug dealer and burglar is today behind bars after he was caught by police during an undercover operation.
Trevor Bemrose, 40, was arrested by police on February 13 this year and is just one of 19 suspected drug dealers caught by police during Operation Taurus earlier this year.
He was also connected to a burglary at the end of last year when a cigarette butt left at the scene was tested for DNA.
Bemrose, of Bramford Road, pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday to the charges of burglary and supplying heroin.
Speaking after the case Andrew Shaw, prosecuting, said: "It was on Westgate Street near to Black Horse Lane where he handed cigarette filters containing minute amounts of heroin to a man who then handed them over to police officers as part of the operation."
The burglary was carried out on a neighbouring house in Rendlesham Road while the owner was away on holiday between July 28 and September 2 last year.
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He stole £2,000 worth of jewellery, pottery and a camcorder from the house to gain funds to buy drugs.
Kevin Clark, mitigating, said: "He is a man who has been addicted to both alcohol and class A and B drugs for some time but I appreciate that he has had chances and they haven't worked."
Judge John Bevan QC said: "There is something unattractive about burgling a neighbour and I have very little doubt that you passed her door several times in the days leading up to it and became aware she was away.
"You took the opportunity to go through her house ransacking the property leaving her to return to a ruined holiday no thanks to you.
"The loss to the victim is far greater than the monetary value to you or her. "Your alcohol and drug addictions are your problems not hers."
Bemrose was sentenced to 27 months in prison for the burglary and three months in prison for supplying heroin.