Norwich drug dealer given custody

PUBLISHED: 17:26 21 August 2015 | UPDATED: 17:28 21 August 2015

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

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A 20 year-old man who was found with crack cocaine and heroin with a street value of about £800 has been given three years in a young offender’s institution.

Ryan Dawson was found with the drugs when police searched his Norwich home at West End Street, a court heard.

Andrew Oliver, prosecuting at Norwich Crown Court, said that as well as finding the drugs, officers also seized a set of scales and cash.

Dawson admitted possession of the drugs with intent to supply.

Michael Clare, for Dawson, said he was a low level street dealer.

“He was doing the bidding of someone else.”

“He was 19 at the time of this offence and he is not criminally sophisticated.”

He said that Dawson lacked the ability to think through the consequences of his actions.

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