Street dealer who came down from London to Portsmouth is jailed

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A STREET dealer has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Haddan Gibson was found guilty of two charges of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs cocaine and heroin.

This is the usual story of men coming down from London to act as drug traffickers, street dealers, in the Portsmouth area

Judge Ian Pearson

The 41-year-old father was seen dealing drugs once in St Peter’s Grove, Southsea, on November 20 last year.

Sentencing him, judge Ian Pearson said: ‘This is the usual story of men coming down from London to act as drug traffickers, street dealers, in the Portsmouth area.

‘It’s a similar story we have heard in Portsmouth.

‘Usually the men concerned are much younger than you.

‘It’s rare for a man in your position to be offending in this way.

‘It’s so sad, not just for you but for your wife and family.’

Portsmouth Crown Court heard Gibson’s wife will now have to look after his child, who has severe disabilities.

‘Your acts will cause untold misery for them because your wife will have to cope on her own,’ the judge added.

The court heard Gibson was considered as a low risk of serious harm to members of the public.

Gibson, 41, of Arcola Street, London, had pleaded not guilty to the offences.

The judge ordered forfeiture of £670 cash seized.