Man jailed for heroin possession
A MAN who was found with five grams of heroin after a police raid on an Ipswich flat has been jailed.Jason White, 19, admitted the possession of nearly five grams of heroin with a street value of around £500.
A MAN who was found with five grams of heroin after a police raid on an Ipswich flat has been jailed.
Jason White, 19, admitted the possession of nearly five grams of heroin with a street value of around £500.
The drugs were found in a raid on a flat in a flat on Anglesea Road, Ipswich, on July 3.
Peter Gair, prosecuting at Bury St Edmunds Crown Court on Wednesday, told how people had been seen going in and out of the flat all day.
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As police entered the room White appeared to try and stuff something down the side of the sofa he was sitting on and when they searched the sofa they found nine clingfilm packets of heroin tucked down one side and a further 14 underneath it.
White himself was found to be in possession of £1,820 cash.
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Nicholas Jack, mitigating, said White had been involved in a car accident a few months prior to his arrest in which he had damaged a friend's car.
Mr Jack said: "The friend had dished out threats of what he would do if Mr White failed to pay the money back and was becoming increasingly threatening. Mr White was concerned not only for his safety but that of his family."
He told the court how White, who lives with his mother and two sisters in North London, was "offered the opportunity to wipe the slate clean by delivering some drugs to Ipswich."
Judge John Devaux sentenced White, who has been in custody since his conviction, to two years in jail and ordered the cash be forfeited and given to the Suffolk Constabulary drugs squad's equipment fund.
He said: "You are still a young man and you have used your time in prison constructively. There is no evidence that you have a heroin addiction and you are the last on the chain of suppliers, but there is only one sentence this court can pass."