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.

Friday, 7th September 2018, 4:58 pm
Updated Friday, 7th September 2018, 5:02 pm
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 was sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court this week after initially failing to appear.

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.

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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

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.'