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Carlisle duo handed jail terms for heroin supply crimes

Joshua Hutton and Harry Nicholson

[A] HEROIN addict found to have a “dealer’s warehouse” at his Carlisle home has been handed a 30-month jail term.

Joshua Hutton, 24, was described as a “street” peddler whose South Street address in the city was used to store the class A drug for onward supply by others.

Police who searched the property in early March found packaged heroin with a potential value of £4,400, along with weighing scales and neatly-bundled cash totalling £5,500. One drug wrap was found behind a bible, and Hutton had earlier handed officers another from his boxer shorts.

On some of the packaging, the fingerprints of Carlisle criminal Harry John Nicholson were found. The 45-year-old, of Rydal Street, later accepted he wrapped some heroin.

Both men were sentenced at the city’s crown court today (THURS). Hutton admitted possessing heroin with intent to supply; he was said to now be a drug-free “reformed character”.

Nicholson – a man with 280 offences on his criminal record – pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin. He received a 27-month prison sentence.

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