December 11 2013 Latest news:
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Police officers who carried out a drugs raid at a Suffolk house saw a man drop a plastic bag out of a bedroom window as soon as they started banging on the front door, a court has heard.
After forcing their way into the premises they were met by 21-year-old Ertan Aziz, who immediately admitted that any drugs at the premises belonged to him, Ipswich Crown Court was told.
Aziz, of Constable Close, Halesworth, admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply and possessing ketamine and was given a 12-month prison sentence suspended for two years. He was also ordered to do 150 hours unpaid work in the community.
Also before the court was Shane Beckett, 21, of The Street, Bramfield, who admitted possessing cocaine and ecstasy. He was given a 12-month community order during which he will have to attend a Thinking Skills Programme and be under the supervision of the probation service for 12 months.
Raj Joshi, prosecuting, said the drugs raid took place at the home address of Aziz on April 19. After searching the house officers had gone into a garage and found Beckett’s DNA on plastic bags containing drugs in a Peugeot car.
After his arrrest, Beckett told officers he had sold the Peugeot and while he was clearing his belongings out of the car he had touched the plastic bags and had then replaced them.
Jude Durr, for Aziz, said he had committed the offences to pay a debt.
Since his arrest he had moved to London as part of his bail conditions and had been working in a cafe.
Mr Durr said Aziz had made foolish decisions in the past but had the potential to stay out of trouble.
Samantha Leigh, for Beckett, told the court he had pleaded guilty on a limited basis and had touched the bags while clearing out his car.