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Man who denies alleged Carlisle heroin supply crime goes on trial

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] DRUG user accused of a heroin supply crime has gone on trial at Carlisle Crown Court.

Callum John Duncan, 30, is in the dock after police called at his mother’s home in the city early on March 4. After she opened the door, an officer chased Duncan as he ran from the back of the house.

He was seen to dump a carrier bag into a fish tank before being detained. That bag was found to contain around 96g of heroin and bulking agents which could, a jury has heard, potentially have been worth almost £9,600. Weighing scales, plastic bags and cash totalling £2,245 were also discovered inside the address.

But Duncan, of Irthington, denies the alleged possession of heroin with intent to supply, and possessing criminal property.

In an interview, he told police he had smoked the drug for several months to alleviate physical pain. Of the heroin found by officers, Duncan said it was bought in a “lump sum” but insisted: “It’s for my own personal use, that’s it.”

He stated the cash was being saved towards a family holiday.

The trial continues.

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