[A] HEROIN user has been convicted of possessing the class A drug with intent to supply it.
Carlisle Crown Court heard how Callum John Duncan tried to flee through the back of his mother’s Botcherby Avenue house in the city when police came calling early on March 4. Duncan, 30, dumped a bag into a fish tank but was detained at the scene by officers and arrested.
The bag was found to contain heroin powder and bulking agents potentially worth almost £10,000.
Duncan denied possessing the heroin with intent to supply it, and went on trial. He told a jury he smoked the drug to relieve physical pain and claimed all of the stash was for his own use.
He also insisted £2,245 cash found inside the address was being saved for a family holiday, and denied possessing criminal property.
But at the crown court earlier today (WED), a jury who heard all evidence in the case found him guilty, unanimously, of both charges he had denied.
Speaking of Duncan’s imminent punishment, Judge James Adkin said to the jury of six men and six women: “He is going to go to prison. He is going to go to prison for a long time.”
Duncan, of Irthington, will be sentenced by the judge later today.