Preston man had 99 wraps of heroin on him, court told

A man who was found to have a stash of heroin has been given an 18 month detention and training order.

Friday, 3rd April 2020, 5:00 pm

Benjamin Bibby, 18, of George Street, Preston, got the custodial term after admitting possessing a class A drug with intent to supply it, following the discovery of ninety nine wraps of diamorphine.

He also admitted possession of criminal property in relation to £2295.16 in cash found on March 26 last year, and possession of a class B drug relating to a snap bag of cannabis seized from him.

Preston Magistrates’ Court was told the defendant has a record for like matters.

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The bench ordered the diamorphine and cannabis to be forfeited under the Misuse of Drugs Act, and he must pay a £32 victim surcharge.

The law divides drugs into three classes – A, B and C, with Class A drugs, including heroin, carrying the heaviest penalties.

Offenders face up to seven years in prison, or a fine, or both.

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