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Four-year sentence for man found with heroin
2:30pm Saturday 19th May 2012 in News
A MAN from a town near Ledbury has been sentenced to four years in prison after a £100,000 haul of heroin was found in a car he was travelling in.
Ripon Miah, of Broad Street, Newent, was stopped by police on the M5 motorway on December 20 last year along with Mohammed Dilu Miah, of Morpeth Street, Gloucester.
Officers pulled their red Mitsibushi over between junctions nine and 10 on the southbound carriageway.
Two bags of brown powder, which was later proven to be heroin, were found in a purple cushion on the rear seats and a small amount of cannabis was also found in the car.
Both were charged with possessing heroin with intent to supply.
Mohammed Dilu Miah, aged 30, pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared at Gloucester Crown Court on Tuesday, March 15, while Ripon Miah, aged 31, pleaded not guilty, but was however was convicted at Gloucester Crown Court on Monday.
Mohammed Dilu Miah was sentenced to three years behind bars.
Detective Inspector Neil Carpenter, of Gloucestershire Constabulary’s serious and organised crime unit, said: “This now forms part of a wider investigation into organised crime and in recent months we have seized and prevented heroin with a astreet value of nearly £1.5 million reaching point of sale on the streets of Gloucestershire.
“Other people are awaiting court appearances in respect of that.”