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Duo who sub-let Carlisle flat to class A drug dealers are jailed

Carlisle Crown Court

TWO addicts who sub-let a Carlisle flat to class A drug dealers have been sent to prison.

Lana McVay, 31, and 54-year-old Kevin Troughear were each jailed for 22 months at the city’s crown court today (FRI).

Both had admitted permitting premises to be used for the supply of heroin and crack cocaine between August 18 and 23.

The court heard how a Garden Street flat rented by McVay had been sub-let for £60 a day to Liverpool-based criminals who set up an illegal business base. At the time she was living in a flat next door with her then partner Troughear.

When police searched the flat in question, 167g of heroin and 22g of crack cocaine were recovered.

McVay, of Garden Street, and Troughear, of no fixed abode, were sentenced by Judge James Adkin. He concluded that, had the heroin been cut down into much smaller deals, “many, many wraps would go on to the streets of Carlisle”.

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