Gosport drug addict jailed after raid

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DRUG addict Timothy Grenville has been jailed after police carried out a dawn raid on his home.

The officers found a stash of heroin and morphine tablets at Grenville’s house in Gosport.

Portsmouth Crown Court heard the 47-year-old had agreed to look after a drug dealer’s supply in return for cash and heroin for his own use.

Grenville refused to name the dealer to the police, following his arrest in September last year. The officers found 6g of heroin, worth £600, down the side of his sofa and 27 morphine tablets, worth £135, in a kitchen cabinet.

They also found £1,100 under his bed, some of which was profits from looking after the drugs.

Grenville, of Inverness Road, Gosport, pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply and on of possessing criminal property, which was the cash he made for keeping the drugs.

The court heard he has previous convictions for 74 offences including conspiracy to supply class B drugs.

Barry McElduff, defending, said Grenville was trying to tackle his drug problem.

Jailing him for 16 months Judge Sarah Munro QC said: ‘You committed these offences in return for being supplied drugs and some money by those higher up the chain.

‘You looked after 6g of heroin for those people and accepted that you have done that sort of thing for about two months before your arrest.’

The judge ordered that £200 of the money found be seized and the drugs be destroyed.