Man found with drugs at East Somerton rave get four years custody

Norwich Crown Court

Norwich Crown Court - Credit: Archant

A young man stopped by police as he was trying to get to an illegal rave at East Somerton, was found with drugs he planned to sell, a court heard.

Niall Tranter, 20, had a stash of drugs in a plastic box which included cannabis and cocaine, and £175 in cash, Norwich Crown Court heard.

Lori Tucker, prosecuting, said that there was also a set of scales and when his phone was analysed it was found to contain messages involving drug deals.

She said while on bail for this offence, Tranter was found in possession of more drugs and cash, in the area of another illegal rave, in Lincoln, Tranter also had four fake £50 notes and £221 in cash.

Tranter of Frazer Crescent, Mundesley, admitted possession of drugs with intent to supply, possession of drugs and having counterfeit cash.

Sentencing him to four years in a young offender's institution Judge Maureen Bacon said: 'You did this for financial gain.'

Peter Spary, for Tranter, said that at the time of the offences, he found himself in a dark place.'He fell down a precipice. He did not understand the consequences of what he was doing.'

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He said that Tranter who was of previous good character, was selling the drugs to help fund his own drug use.

He said that Tranter had now turned things around in his life.

'He is off the drugs.'