Police raids: 2 admit possessing drugs

TWO men have admitted drug offences after being arrested during police raids.

Joshua Murdy, 20, of Abels Road, Halstead, and Ryan Boreham, 20, of Elizabeth Way, Halstead, were both arrested at their home addresses on December 2.

Magistrates heard Murdy was found in possession of 13 bags of herbal cannabis after police carried out a search.

He told officers he sold a motorbike for £400 to buy 28 bags of cannabis, which he was selling to friends for £10 each.

Murdy admitted possession of a class B drug with intent to supply.

Colchester Magistrates’ Court also heard he was subject to a suspended sentence at the time of the offence, from Ipswich Crown Court for a previous offence of supplying class B drugs.

A pre-sentence report will be prepared before Murdy is sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court in the week beginning January 6. He was released on unconditional bail.

Boreham, an unemployed roofer, admitted possession of a class B drug after he was found by police in his bedroom with 28.5 grams of cannabis.

Denise Amaning, mitigating, said: “He is an occasional user who does so in the company of friends. He used to work as a roofer, but two or three weeks before the offence he was laid off.

“He realises that while he uses cannabis occasionally, he will continue to come into contact with the court, so this is something he wants to stop doing.”

Boreham was given a 12-month community order with supervision and ordered to do 80 hours of unpaid work. He must pay £145 costs.

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7:59am Mon 23 Dec 13

No! I am Spartacus says...

He sold a motorbike for £400 to buy 28 bags of cannabis, and is selling them at £10 each to friends.... hmm, is he some sort of charity in selling them at a loss? Or stupid?

I'll go with option 2- or the fact he is lying, being the entirely more likely alternative.
He sold a motorbike for £400 to buy 28 bags of cannabis, and is selling them at £10 each to friends.... hmm, is he some sort of charity in selling them at a loss? Or stupid? I'll go with option 2- or the fact he is lying, being the entirely more likely alternative. No! I am Spartacus

9:53pm Mon 23 Dec 13

roygbiv says...

will probably get away with just a smack on the hand like all the other drug dealing scum
will probably get away with just a smack on the hand like all the other drug dealing scum roygbiv

8:25am Tue 24 Dec 13

No! I am Spartacus says...

Justice79 wrote:
You have to question the use of limited police resources to "bust" 2 lads over a couple of ounces of weed while the police of colchester allow the peddlers of heroin and cocaine to carry on with their trade I suppose the 2 lads couldnt offer tje same "perks".
It is all about targets. A quick 'slam dunk' result (like this) is a tick in the 'prosecution box', which therefore makes it a better bet than months of evidence gathering to support a less solid case.

I'd imagine police officers on the ground get incredibly frustrated with politicians and senior police officers playing politics with law enforcement.
[quote][p][bold]Justice79[/bold] wrote: You have to question the use of limited police resources to "bust" 2 lads over a couple of ounces of weed while the police of colchester allow the peddlers of heroin and cocaine to carry on with their trade I suppose the 2 lads couldnt offer tje same "perks".[/p][/quote]It is all about targets. A quick 'slam dunk' result (like this) is a tick in the 'prosecution box', which therefore makes it a better bet than months of evidence gathering to support a less solid case. I'd imagine police officers on the ground get incredibly frustrated with politicians and senior police officers playing politics with law enforcement. No! I am Spartacus

2:40pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Dr Martin says...

Well done to the police for bringing these two to justice
Well done to the police for bringing these two to justice Dr Martin

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