Heroin dealer jailed

A MAN found guilty of being a heroin dealer has been jailed for five years.Benjamin Smith, 48 was found in possession of 21 wraps of heroin worth more than £200 and claimed it was for his own use.

A MAN found guilty of being a heroin dealer has been jailed for five years.

Benjamin Smith, 48 was found in possession of 21 wraps of heroin worth more than £200 and claimed it was for his own use.

However a jury at Ipswich Crown Court disbelieved him and yesterday found him guilty of possessing heroin with intent to supply.

Jailing Smith for five years, Judge Nicholas Beddard said heroin was "a terrible drug" and it was a serious offence to be involved in the supply of it.


You may also want to watch:


He ordered Smith to forfeit £475 found in his possession and directed that the money should be given to the Suffolk Constabulary Drug Fund.

During the trial the court heard that Smith, who had been living at Harpers Hill, Nayland, was seen by police taking packages from his sock and hiding them in a car jack.

Most Read

Smith, who admitted possessing the drugs, said he had been smoking heroin for six to eight weeks before his arrest and claimed the heroin found in his possession had been for his own use.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus