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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Drug man warned he is highly likely to go to prison

A man who was found guilty of possessing cocaine and intending to supply it has been warned he is “highly likely” to go to prison.

Related: Cumbrian drug man denies intent to supply cocaine

Hallam Sloan, 25, had been found in possession of the Class A drug as well as weighing scales, ‘dealer bags’ and cash when police were called to his home in Brown Street, Workington, in May last year.

Sloan, who later admitted he was a drug user to police, claimed that the quantity of drugs were for his own personal use and not for selling.

He was found guilty at Carlisle Crown Court and after the verdict, Recorder John Corless, warned Sloan that it was a “serious offence” and that he would likely face going to prison.

He said: “Given the nature of the offence a custodial sentence is highly likely.”

In police interviews he initially told officers that he did not take drugs but later in proceedings admitted that he did in fact have a habit.

Police were called out to the property after Sloan and his partner were heard arguing. He was then ordered by officers to leave the property while his partner could pack her belongings. Two young children were also in the house.

Sloan later handed himself into police were he was arrested on suspicion of intending to supply the drugs.

When police searched the address they found a number of mobile phones and £110.

He will appear in court on September 19 to be sentenced.

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