Drugs courier caught dealing on train

A drugs courier bringing crack cocaine and heroin from London to Norfolk by rail was spotted dealing wraps of heroin from a window while the train was stopped at Diss station, a court heard.

A drugs courier bringing crack cocaine and heroin from London to Norfolk by rail was spotted dealing wraps of heroin from a window while the train was stopped at Diss station, a court heard.

Police were told and Steward Bell, 20, was arrested when he arrived at Norwich station.

When police went to search him Bell produced wraps of crack cocaine and heroin and when his home in Norwich was searched further drugs were found.

He admitted that he had supplied wraps of heroin to two men at Diss station and said he had been paid £40 for bringing the drugs back to Norfolk.


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Bell, of Shorncliffe Avenue, Norwich, admitted possession of crack cocaine and heroin with intent to supply and supplying heroin and was sent to a young offenders institution for two and half years.

Recorder Simon Spence told him that trafficking of Class A drugs was a serious matter.

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“You were unsuccessful to a significant degree as in an extremely candid way you sought to deal the drugs at Diss railway station. You were almost asking to be caught and that is what happened.”

Michael Clare, for Bell, said: “He was a very poor drug trader. He is clearly someone who is easily led. Anyone stupid enough to pass heroin from a window at Diss rail station could not be said to be a successful drug dealer.”

He said that he agreed to act a courier to pay for his amphetamine addiction.

He said that Bell had no idea of what he had got himself involved in: “For being paid a small amount of money he has put himself in jeopardy of a lengthy custodial sentence. Had he known the types of sentence available he may have thought twice about it.”

He said that on his release he hoped to start a new life in Scotland.

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