‘Vulnerable’ teen caught with drugs worth £6,500

Burnley Crown Court.

Burnley Crown Court.

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A “vulnerable” teenager found with drugs stashes worth almost £6,500, after he was said to have been recruited into dealing, has been sent to detention for six months.

Burnley Crown Court was told how the 17 year old was stopped by police three times and struck twice while on bail. He remained silent each time he was questioned.

Heroin with a street value of £3,700 was recovered from him and cannabis worth £700

Prosecutor

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had admitted allegations of possessing heroin and cannabis with intent to supply and possessing crack cocaine.

Prosecutor Stephen Parker said last November police stopped a taxi in which the defendant was a passenger. Mr Parker said: “Heroin with a street value of £3,700 was recovered from him and cannabis worth £700. His home was searched and two rocks of crack cocaine were found.”

The defendant admitted the drugs were his but then remained silent. He was bailed and arrested again in January, when police recovered around £900 worth of cannabis from his clothes. He was again arrested but remained silent.

He was bailed and stopped again in March. He ran off and was seen to go into a backyard. A package with £900 worth of heroin was found by officers in the backyard.