Mother and son accused of supplying cocaine from Bowthorpe flat have no case to answer

Norwich Crown Court. Norwich Crown Court.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
11:07 AM

A mother and son who were accused of supplying cocaine from a one-bedroom flat have been told there was no case to answer.

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Christine Carriage, 66, and her son Shane, 44, were on trial at Norwich Crown Court accused of supplying the Class A drug, and Christine – owner of the flat in The Runnel – an additional charge of allowing her home to be used for the supply of cocaine.

Both denied the alleged offences which came to light after police officers had executed a warrant on the flat last November.

But yesterday Recorder Peter Wallis ruled there was no case to answer in respect of both defendants.

They do however face another trial, at a date to be fixed, having both pleaded not guilty to offences of acquiring/using/possessing criminal property.

Luke Hall, who is the grandson of Christine Carriage, has previously admitted supplying cocaine and and will be sentenced at a date to be fixed.

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