Drug dealer gets two years

The Oxford Times: Andrew Harris Andrew Harris

A DRUG dealer has been sent to prison for two years after police found heroin and crack cocaine with an estimated street value of up to £920 in his home.

Andrew Harris, of Gordon Woodward Way, South Oxford, admitted two counts of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply when police raided his home on March 25.

Officers found 46 wraps, a mixture of crack cocaine and heroin, and traces of the drugs on scissors and knives at the 35-year-old’s home.

It is estimated that the street value of the drugs was between £460 and £920.

Jane Davies, prosecuting, told the hearing at Oxford Crown Court: “He clearly has his own little operation going on and that is for financial gain.”

Lucy Tapper, defending, said Harris had a drug habit but added: “To his credit Mr Harris has managed to reduce his drug use considerably, but the upshot of that has been to up his alcohol intake.”

Sentencing, Judge Charles Harris said: “Drugs, as you may well appreciate, cause both mental and physical harm. They cause dependency, crime and misery.

“It is one thing to poison yourself with drugs, it is quite another to facilitate other people doing it.”

He added: “While in custody no doubt you can get some treatment for your enthusiasm for taking drugs.

“You are 35 years old and it is well beyond the time you should have settled down to a proper life.”

Harris was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £100.

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