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Eastwood drug dealer jailed for two years

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An Eastwood drug dealer who hid heroin and crack cocaine in his sock sobbed in court as he was jailed for two years.

Derby Crown Court was told how Dean Beavon turned to crime after ‘squandering’ cash left to him by his father who died in 2009.

The exact amount of money he was bequeathed when he was 18 was not revealed but Nicola Hornby, his barrister, said he started dealing class A drugs when he was refused state benefits.

Beavon, now 23, was stopped in Shilo Way, Awsworth, Ilkeston, on September 26 last year.

Alex Wolfson, prosecuting, said the area was ‘known by police as an area frequented by drug users’.

Mr Wolfson said: “Officers searched the defendant and found a small amount of cannabis which was all he admitted having on him. But the police were suspicious and took him to the station to be searched.

“He became agitated and fidgety and was playing with his crotch area during his transport. His distress led police to believe that there was something else and when they arrived at the station a package suddenly appeared on the floor.”

The package contained 18 wraps of crack cocaine and 29 wraps of heroin. Each was worth £10 each in street dealing meaning he had £470 of class A drugs on him.

Beavon, of Chewton Street, Eastwood, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin and guilty to possession of cannabis.

Miss Hornby, for Beavon, said: “He was not as mature as maybe he thought he was. This is not a young man that is over-confident and was physically shaking when he was arrested and then told officers there was heroin and crack cocaine in his sock.”

Beavon cried as he was led to the cells.

 

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