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South Cumbria teens sentenced following ecstasy tablets importation

Carlisle Crown Court

TWO South Cumbria teenagers who teamed up to import ecstasy tablets from Holland have been sentenced by a judge.

Kristian Leslie Street and Thomas Guy Wilson’s offending emerged last October a package despatched from Holland was intercepted by UK Border Force officials.

This was bound for Wilson’s address at Mossghyll in Kendal, and was found to contain 26 class A ecstasy tablets. As police investigated they rounded up Wilson and Street, now both aged 18 but 17 at the time.

It emerged Street had ordered the package through the Facebook Messenger app. Wilson, meanwhile, had agreed for his own address to be used for delivery because Street’s parents “had been watching him too closely”.

The teens – neither of whom have previous convictions – later admitted dealing with goods with a fraudulent intent.

Hearing there was no evidence of onward tablet supply, Judge James Adkin opted not to impose prison terms.

Street, of Boon Town, Burton-in-Kendal, received an 18-month youth rehabilitation order comprising 100 hours’ unpaid work and attendance on a “rethink” course. Wilson was made subject to an 18-month community order, and must also complete 100 hours’ unpaid work and a rehabilitation activity requirement.

“I have read reports on both of you,” said Judge Adkin. “You have both been really stupid and really thoughtless. Class A drugs are a menace on the streets.”

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