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Drug dealer jailed after £500,000 drug raid

09 Jan 2018 13:00 PM

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A drug dealer who was found with more than £500,000 worth of amphetamine, heroin and cocaine has been jailed. 

Karl Glendinning, 40, has been sent to prison for nearly four years for his role in dealing Class A and Class B drugs across Newcastle. 

He stashed the drugs in cardboard boxes at his home and the homes of his family and friends. 

That was put to a halt in July last year when police raided his house on Wansfell Avenue in Cowgate following a tip-off. 

He was taken into police custody and it was then that officers found the hoard of drugs at his address and the two other addresses in Cowgate. 

Following forensic tests it was established the amphetamine, cocaine, heroin and cannabis seized had an estimated street value of £527,850. 

And now Glendinning is starting a three year nine month jail term after he admitted a string of charges against him. 

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Following the case, Superintendent Steve Barron said police had made a significant dent in the pockets of organised criminals in the city. 

He said: "This was a huge hoard of drugs and I am absolutely delighted that we have managed to take them off the streets. 

"These drugs ruin people’s lives, they tear families apart and the supply of the drugs is directly linked to other forms of criminality. 

"By taken dealers like Karl Glendinning off the street, and by seizing a haul of drugs of this size, we are making our region a safer place to live. 

"These investigations put a real dent in the pockets of those who profit from this type of criminality.

"Sentences such as the one handed down today will also act as a deterrent to anyone else who thinks they'll get away with criminal activity. 

"We are always here, working with members of the community, waiting to strike and put criminals behind bars." 

Glendinning admitted possession with Intent to Supply a Class A drug (heroin), possession with Intent to Supply a Class B drug (amphetamine), possession with Intent to supply a Class B drug (cannabis) and possession of a Class A drug (heroin). 

The sentencing hearing took place at Newcastle Crown Court on Tuesday morning.

 

A drug dealer who was found with more than £500,000 worth of amphetamine, heroin and cocaine has been jailed.

 

Karl Glendinning, 40, has been sent to prison for nearly four years for his role in dealing Class A and Class B drugs across Newcastle.

 

He stashed the drugs in cardboard boxes at his home and the homes of his family and friends.

 

That was put to a halt in July last year when police raided his house on Wansfell Avenue in Cowgate following a tip-off.

 

He was taken into police custody and it was then that officers found the hoard of drugs at his address and the two other addresses in Cowgate.

 

Following forensic tests it was established the amphetamine, cocaine, heroin and cannabis seized had an estimated street value of £527,850.

 

And now Glendinning is starting a three year nine month jail term after he admitted a string of charges against him.

 

Following the case, Superintendent Steve Barron said police had made a significant dent in the pockets of organised criminals in the city.

 

He said: "This was a huge hoard of drugs and I am absolutely delighted that we have managed to take them off the streets.

 

"These drugs ruin people’s lives, they tear families apart and the supply of the drugs is directly linked to other forms of criminality.

 

"By taken dealers like Karl Glendinning off the street, and by seizing a haul of drugs of this size, we are making our region a safer place to live.

 

"These investigations put a real dent in the pockets of those who profit from this type of criminality.

 

"Sentences such as the one handed down today will also act as a deterrent to anyone else who thinks they'll get away with criminal activity.

 

"We are always here, working with members of the community, waiting to strike and put criminals behind bars."

 

Glendinning admitted possession with Intent to Supply a Class A drug (heroin), possession with Intent to Supply a Class B drug (amphetamine), possession with Intent to supply a Class B drug (cannabis) and possession of a Class A drug (heroin).

 

The sentencing hearing took place at Newcastle Crown Court on Tuesday morning.