Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 0°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich: Heroin dealer gets 16 weeks after telling police he thought drugs were crack cocaine

08:00 30 January 2014

South East Suffolk Magistrates

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

Archant

A teenager has been sentenced to 16 weeks in a youth detention centre after admitting drug dealing.

shares

Steven Gunnell was caught when police found five wraps of heroin in his sock, after they went to a flat in Dillwyn Street, Ipswich, to execute a search warrant.

The 18-year-old pleaded guilty to possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply on December 30.

Ipswich magistrates heard there were a number of people inside the flat when officers arrived including Gunnell.

All the occupants were searched, and the drugs were found on Gunnell.

At the time he told police it was crack cocaine, although when it was tested it transpired it was heroin.

Gunnell claimed the wraps were for his own use.

Prosecutor Colette Harper said Gunnell, of Foulden Road, north London, told officers he had arrived in Ipswich on December 28. He and a friend named Joe had been dropped off.

They wanted to buy crack cocaine so went to an address. Gunnell admitted buying six wraps, three for each of them.

When they arrived back at the flat in Dillwyn Street Gunnell said he left the drugs on the table for people to smoke.

Gunnell admitted smoking one wrap which he claimed was crack cocaine, and said he must have been misled about the others being heroin.

shares
30mph sign in Brantham on A137

A man in his 80s has died following a crash on the A137 in Brantham last night.

St Elizabeth Hospice launch of a brand new challenge to win your wedding at Glemham Hall

Couples waiting to tie the knot can enter a competition run by St Elizabeth Hospice to have their big day all paid for.

Police cordon in St Botolph's Street, Colchester, February 14 2016. Picture: @Disco_77

A man is in a critical but stable condition this morning after a fight in the early hours of the morning.

Firefighters tackle the blaze at Upper Abbey Farm near Leiston in 2009.

Rare original details of a historic listed farmhouse have been uncovered during refurbishment following a devastating blaze.

East Anglian Air Ambulance. Library image.

Emergency services were sent to a serious two-car crash in Ipswich last night.

Two images showing a burnt-out kitchen caused by a fridge-freezer fire in a Frinton flat. Pictures: ECFRS

A kitchen in a flat above a bakery has been destroyed after a blaze this morning, believed to have been sparked by a faulty fridge-freezer.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester. Library image.

Late running engineering works are causing residual delays to rail services in Suffolk and Essex this morning.

Most read

Fred Olsen Travel Sale

cover

Click here to view
the Fred Olsen
Travel Sale

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24