Man sentenced for possessing drugs with intent to supply in Luton

20/02/2012

When Gregory Robinson was strip searched by police he was found to have 35 individual deals of Class A drugs concealed on him, a court has heard.

Robinson, 21 was arrested in Bute Street, Luton after CCTV operators became suspicious of his behaviour, said prosecutor Adam Pearson on Friday, 17 February 2012.

Initially, police found almost £300 in cash on him, but no drugs, so they decided to carry out the more extensive search. It revealed 25 wraps of crack cocaine and ten wraps of heroin worth a total of £560.

Robinson, of Dunstable Place, Luton, was before Luton Crown Court having pleaded guilty to possessing the drugs with intent to supply. He was jailed for 26 months, and assets worth £749 were seized.

Mr Pearson said the arrest was made on 22 June last year. He said Robinson had convictions for 63 previous offences, but none related to Class A drugs.

Simon Wilshire, defending said: "He has been frank about his involvement as a street dealer to pay off a drugs debt. He is doing all he can to conquer his addiction."

Recorder Leslie Cuthbert told Robinson: "Your record for someone of only 21 is atrocious. By dealing to pay off your own drug debt you were participating in the vicious cycle that drugs create.

"If you don't turn your life around you are going to end up dead or spending most of  your life in prison."

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