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.
The 35-year-oldÂ 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 theÂ 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,Â class A drugs with a street value of more than Â£150,000 and approximately Â£7,000 in cash was seized as part of three warrants carried out onÂ April 1, 2016.
On July 6, five other members of the gang were jailed for a combined 39 years and sixÂ months.Â
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.'