27/04/2009

Two Year Jail Sentence For Newcastle Heroin Supplier

A man has been jailed for two years for supplying heroin in Newcastle.

Paul Michael Mullen, 33, of Canterbury Street, Walker, was jailed for two years when he appeared at Newcastle Crown Court last week.

As a result of intelligence, officers attended Mullen's house on Friday November 18, 2008, and arrested him.

He was in possession of 26.6 grams of heroin, split into sixteen individual packages. It had an estimated street value of around £2,660.

He was subsequently charged with possessing heroin with intent to supply and later pleaded guilty to the offence.

Walker Neighbourhood Inspector Terry McNamara said: "We will not tolerate drug use and supply in the area and continue to take tough enforcement action against those suspected of being part of such activity."

(PR/JM)

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