Two years in prison for Diss drug dealer
A Diss man has been sentenced to two years in prison for supplying class A drugs.
Peter Barnes, 44, was arrested as part of a police operation which resulted in his home, in Victoria Road, being monitored by plain-clothed officers.
Christopher Yuwell, prosecuting, said the officers had seen someone leave Barnes' house and when searching him found he had two wraps of 19pc heroin.
He said that man was arrested and had admitted to buying two wraps 'from a dealer' for £10.
Mr Yuwell said: 'The officers were able to ID a number of heroin dealers were constant visitors to the address. When two phones found at the address were checked, at least 20 texts examined related to the supply of class A drugs.'
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Michael Clare, for Barnes, said: 'He speaks of peer pressure leading to his initial involvement. His continued involvement is inexplicable but he says it is because of the contacts he made and he found himself unable to extricate himself from those relationships.'
Judge Mark Lucraft sentenced Barnes to 24 months in prison this afternoon at Norwich Crown Court, following a guilty plea.
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