Mother and son admit drug offences

Judge Anthony Russell QC
Judge Anthony Russell QC
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A mother and son stood side by side in the dock to face drugs charges at Preston Crown Court.

Gevette Swain, 42, and her son Max, 23, pleaded guilty to possessing amphetamine at their home in Cowley Road, Ribbleton.

Preston Crown Court

Preston Crown Court

Max, who is already serving a prison sentence, also admitted supplying the class B drug to friends and known users after being spotted passing a package to another man in a club.

Officers from Lancashire Police were attending Greenlands Labour Club on April 25 on an unrelated matter when they spotted Swain hand over the package and suspected he was dealing drugs.

He was arrested and searched and found to be in possession of amphetamine and £580 in cash in his pocket.

The home he shared with his mother was then searched and 110g of amphetamine, with a six percent purity and estimated street value of £1100, was found wrapped in tin foil on a kitchen work surface.

Gevette Swain admitted possessing the drugs and Max pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply when they appeared at court.

He told the court: “I admit that the drugs were mine. I use my mother’s address as a bail address.”

He said in the week before his arrest he had supplied to known users to fund his own addiction to the drug.

He also admitted some of the momey that had been found was the proceeds of drug dealing but £200 had been given to him by his father to buy himself a bike.

Judge Anthony Russell QC jailed Max Swain for 12 months to run consecutively to his current prison sentence. Gevette Swain was handed a four month sentence suspended for a year.