Drug addict jailed for dealing - Watford


Drug addict Kurt Carroll was jailed for 3 years today, Friday, 29 May 2015, after admitting dealing Class A drugs to clear his debts.

Carroll, aged 41, was arrested after trying to run away from officers outside Mandela Place in Watford. Inside the flat a holdall was found which contained 93 wraps of heroin and 15 wraps of cocaine, St Albans Crown Court heard.

Prosecutor Kevin West said that at twenty to twelve in the morning of 7 February last year police went to Mandela Place with a misuse of drugs warrant. Carroll left the address and was ordered to stop. He was seen to put something in his mouth and ran off. Officers caught him and forced open his jaw. Nothing was found and Carroll told them he had thrown the drugs down. Three wraps of cocaine were recovered nearby.

In the bag in the flat there were 93 wraps of heroin worth £930 as street deals and 15 wraps of cocaine which, along with the three found outside, were worth £180 as street deals.

Carroll, of Buttlehide, Maple Cross, pleaded guilty to possessing heroin and cocaine with intent to supply. He had previous convictions for possessing drugs, but none for supply.

Kate Chidsey, defending, said: "He has struggled with an entrenched drug addiction for about 20 years. He was in debt of between £500 and £600 to his supplier and he was supplying drugs to pay off his drug debts."

Recorder David Mayall told him: "You were doing it for financial advantage. You had a significant role in the operation."

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