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Drug runner sold drugs at home of 'vulnerable woman' in Sheerness

A drug runner who took advantage of a vulnerable woman by using her home as a base has been jailed.

The 23-year-old – whose convictions total twice his age – was part of a drugs network working in Sheerness.

Ryan Evans, of Holloway Road, North London, has been jailed. Picture: Kent Police
Ryan Evans, of Holloway Road, North London, has been jailed. Picture: Kent Police

Evans, of Holloway Road, North London, was caught living at the home of the "vulnerable woman" in September last year during a routine police visit.

He told officers that his dealer was someone called "Avon" who supplied him with heroin and cocaine and then called him frequently with instructions about where to deliver.

Maidstone Crown Court heard that officers discovered drugs and bags with Class A drugs inside the bathroom at the house.

Prosecutor Bridget Todd said the officers had gone to the home of a "vulnerable" drug user in September last year to check on her welfare.

She said the woman who lived there looked frightened but allowed the officers in.

Judge Adele Williams jailed Evans for three-and-a-half years
Judge Adele Williams jailed Evans for three-and-a-half years

"Evans then came out of the bathroom and appeared shocked to see the officers," she said. "Inside the toilet, officers found 31 wraps of cocaine and eight wraps of heroin. They also found two mobile phones."

Evans, who admitted two charges of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply, claimed he had been moved to Sheerness because of a £2,000 drugs debt.

Judge Adele Williams jailed him for a total of three-and-a-half-years after hearing he was also in breach of a suspended sentence for assaults.

She said Evans had 46 previous convictions for "all sorts of offences" including violence and possessing drugs.

Cuckooing is a form of crime in which drug dealers take over the home of a vulnerable person in order to use it as a base for drug dealing.

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