Drug dealers given sanctuary

A 20-YEAR-old waited for his uncle and auntie to go on holiday before inviting drug dealers to stay in the plush Ipswich home he lived in with them.Police raided the property in Colchester Road, Ipswich, where Rhys Burrows lived with his relatives while the pair were on holiday on March 23 this year.

A 20-YEAR-old waited for his uncle and auntie to go on holiday before inviting drug dealers to stay in the plush Ipswich home he lived in with them.

Police raided the property in Colchester Road, Ipswich, where Rhys Burrows lived with his relatives while the pair were on holiday on March 23 this year.

The class A drug user admitted to police he had voluntarily let the two dealers stay at the house in exchange for a wrap of heroin.

Burrows pleaded guilty to charges of supplying cocaine and heroin at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court yesterday.

Stephen Colman, prosecuting, said: “Mr Burrows and two other males were asleep in the house when police searched the property on March 23.

“A police dog was sent into the property which was trained to sniff out drugs and it found loose bricks in the garden where 51 wraps of heroin and 56 wraps of cocaine were found.”

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The street value of the drugs were said to be around £2,000.

Burrows claimed he received a phone call from his dealer who wanted to come and stay at the property.

Mr Colman said: “Two males attended the house the next day.

“They gave him drugs and he went upstairs to take them. He heard them coming and going through the night.

“On two occasions he attended with them to deal drugs. The following Wednesday they returned and he said they had a two-inch thick bundle of banknotes.”

Nigel Inniss, mitigating, said: “Drugs were found in the garden. There is no evidence to link those drugs to him.

“He said at no time he took part in the supply of drugs. They asked him for directions once and he assisted in giving them, but that is it.”

Burrows will be sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court at a date to be fixed.

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