Man jailed for seven years after drug raids in Gosport

A MAN has been jailed for supplying class A drugs as part of a wider drug dealing operation.

Adam Foster was sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court this week after initially failing to appear.

Adam Foster, 35, of no fixed abode, was jailed for seven years for the supply of class A drugs following a drug raid in Gosport. Picture: Hampshire police

Adam Foster, 35, of no fixed abode, was jailed for seven years for the supply of class A drugs following a drug raid in Gosport. Picture: Hampshire police

The 35-year-old was part of a drug gang that sold cocaine and heroin across south east Hampshire. Their operation had a base in Gosport and a house they used in Cosham.

Foster, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to seven years in prison for being concerned in the supply of the class A drug cocaine.

He was given the same sentence for being concerned in the supply of the class A drug heroin, which will run concurrently.

The judge also jailed him for three months for failing to appear to also run concurrently.

During the police’s operation, class A drugs with a street value of more than £150,000 and approximately £7,000 in cash was seized as part of three warrants carried out on April 1, 2016.

On July 6, five other members of the gang were jailed for a combined 39 years and six months. 

During the sentencing of the five defendants, Judge David Melville QC said: ‘It’s plain from the size of the operation it wasn’t just to street purchasers or end users that these drugs were supplied.

‘It was a very substantial operation, a large amount of drugs were sold and in my judgement it was essentially a wholesale operation.’