"Significant" drug supplier jailed - North Herts

05/07/2013

A "significant" drug supplier from North Herts has been jailed for more than three years after police found him with cocaine that could have fetched up to £8,000 on the street.

Sean Kirkham was discovered with the drugs when police with a warrant went to an address in Bingen Road, Hitchin on March 21 this year.

Officers discovered over 132 grams of cocaine at the house and  as a result  then went to a rented lock up storage unit linked to Kirkham at Homestead Farm near Baldock. There a cocaine press was found along with 393 grams of cutting agent used to bulk up the cocaine for street sale.

At Luton Crown Court, Kirkam, 42, of Avocet, Letchworth pleaded guilty to possessing the Class A drug with intent to supply.

Sylvia Booker prosecuting  said,  when interviewed,  Kirkham said he was holding the drug on behalf of others.

She said "What the prosecution say is that his claim to be holding the drugs for others is rubbish and he is high up the chain in the supply of Class A drugs.

She said it had been estimated that if sold in street deals, the cocaine could have fetched anything between £5,200 and £7,920.

In court, Kirkham also pleaded guilty to possessing a counterfeit £20 note that had been found at the lock up.

He was jailed for a total of three years and two months.

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