[A] Carlisle man who was found in possession of half a kilo of heroin has been jailed for four years and ten months.
Lee Kerr, aged 30, of Warnell Drive, was sentenced today (16th March) at Carlisle Crown Court.
Kerr pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a Class A – heroin following being stopped by officers on the 7th February in the Harraby area.
Officers stooped a taxi that Kerr was travelling in and found a bag at his feet containing heroin worth a street value of between £25,000 and £50,000.
Detective Constable Adam Braniff, North Cumbria CID, said: “The sentencing of Kerr is a prime example of the proactive work Cumbria Police conduct to tackle drug supply.
“It is clear, given the amount of heroin found on him, Kerr was intent on selling it to people within the Carlisle area.
“Drug supply has a negative effect on the community and police will continue to target both individuals and groups who believe they can supply drugs in the local area. We will use all legislation open to us to make sure drugs are recovered and persons are brought to justice.”
Anyone with information on the supply of drugs is asked to contact police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.